Friday, April 6, 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110United States
A seated dinner. Guests are welcome to BYOB wine and beer; we will also have bottles for sale.
Celebrate the beginning of Spring and the ephemeral beauty of the sakura blossoms with a Nikkei feast that pays homage to the 100 year old culinary fusion of Japanese and Peruvian ingredients and cultures. Tonight’s multi-course menu, prepared by our resident Peruvian chef Nico, is rooted in traditional Peruvian criollo dishes and is inspired by the cooking techniques, minimalism, and progression of a Japanese kaiseki meal.
Sakura Sour — welcome cocktail, sake, citrus, sakura syrup, egg whites
Tiradito Nikkei — sashimi cured in lime juice with aji & sesame oil
Chorros & Soup — steamed mussels, salsa criolla, aji, bonito broth
Causa Nikkei — spicy potato roll, citrus, tuna salad & nori
Anticuchos & Yakitori — grilled chicken & vegetable skewers
Escabeche & Nanbanzuke — fried fish in a sweet & sour pickling sauce
Arroz con Mariscos & Ikasumi Chahan — purple rice, shrimp & cilantro
Alfajor & Kuromame — shortbread cookies & sweet black bean paste
Sakura Tea — cherry blossom tea
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 Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
(Photo courtesy of Nico Vera)