Orson Laurente, a recent dinner guest, shares his thoughts on Viva South American: "Being Peruvian, I take very serious cooking and of course I love cooking. I just want to say that the Peruvian / South American food I had tonight was amazing. The Aji de Gallina was so delicious, the Papa a la Huancaina was great as well. The flavors remind me of home, as if I was back in Peru. Great accomplishment, great chef, great waitress."
Join us for Viva South America! Features This Month!
This month, sample the unique and exciting cuisines of Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, and Brazil. Need some reasons to try this menu out? Here are a few of our favorite things..
Starters: Aji de Gallina Soup: a Chef's take on a traditional Peruvian spicy, creamy chicken and rice dish. Coxinha (from locally made Brazilian Munchies), authentic Brazilian “chicken bites” with a Brazilian-style Salsa.
The Peruvian Red Snapper, oh my! This dish is bursting with flavor: pan-fried, cornmeal encrusted red snapper fillet is sautéed with red onion, tomato, avocado, jalapeños, cilantro, & pisco (Peruvian brandy), and served with Papa a la Huancaína—a Peruvian dish of sliced potatoes smothered in a spicy cheese sauce.
Did we mention the Dulce de Leche Churros yet?? Be sure to save room for these little treats, made locally by our friends Flavia and Hama of Brazilian Munchies. Filled with Dulce de Leche, fried crisp and rolled in cinnamon & sugar, they are a tasty finish to your meal. Brazilian Mousse de Maracuja (Passionfruit Mousse) is the other dessert shown here and is a delightful balance to the churros sweetness. We recommend ordering both and sharing!
Last but not least, Los Haroldos "Nampe" Malbec Rosado definitely makes our "favorite things" list! All the wines and cocktails for this menu are delicious, but there's something magical about this dry rosé that makes it a perfect pairing for so many of the dishes on this menu. (We may also love it because it tastes so much like summer!)
Our Viva South America! menu is available now through the end of March in addition to our full lunch and dinner menus. Platos (entrées) will be available after 4:30pm daily; the rest of the menu will be available all day. Come try something new and delicious!