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.

Check out Nico's classes on our calendar of events at the 18th St. Classroom, or search his name in our website for a list of his past classes.

Here's Nico sharing a quick lesson from one of his most popular classes, Peruvian Ceviche:

Nico from 18 Reasons on Vimeo.