A Peruvian Pop-Up: Stories from Yesteryear

Friday, March 30, 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A three course dinner. Guests are welcome to BYOB wine and beer; we will also have bottles for sale.
Our resident Peruvian chef, Nico, is cooking a special dinner featuring traditional dishes that have been passed down across generations—from his grandmother, to his mom, to him. His mom, Sara, is the guest of honor and throughout the evening she will share stories and memories of the food and food culture of her youth in Lima during the 1940’s and 50’s.
Papa a la Huancaina — a potato salad with spicy and creamy aji amarillo sauce
Tallarines con Pollo — a spaghetti and chicken dish that was popular as a Sunday meal among Lima’s working class; served with bread
Arroz con Leche — a sweet and creamy milk pudding
Born in Peru and based in San Francisco, California, Nico Vera is the founder, chef, mixologist, writer, and photographer for Pisco Trail. As the resident Peruvian chef at 18 Reasons since 2011, his pop-up dinners and classes are a gastronomical tour of Peru’s criollo cuisine and its unique culinary history. Visit Pisco Trail’s calendar for a preview of upcoming events, or explore cocktails and recipes that are a 500 year fusion of Inca, Spanish, African, Chinese, and Japanese ingredients and cultures. In addition to the blog, you can follow Pisco Trail’s adventures on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.
(Photo courtesy of Nico Vera)