Internationally acclaimed Chef Gastón Acurio’s U.S. restaurants La Mar by Gastón Acurio Miami, La Mar San Francisco, and Tanta Chicago announce a month-long collaborative celebration in July to commemorate Fiestas Patrias Peruanas—Peruvian National Holidays. These holidays honor Peru’s independence from Spain on July 28, 1821 as well as Peru’s Armed Forces and National Police on July 29.
As ambassadors of Peruvian cuisine and culture, Chefs Diego Oka (Miami), Victoriano Lopez (SF), and Jesus Delgado (Chicago) are celebrating with a month-long special menu of seven dishes featuring creations by each chef plus a cocktail from their respective restaurants. The three locations will offer the menu à la carte for lunch and dinner and as a prix-fixe tasting experience during dinner service, available for USD 75 exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Additionally, the chef trio will join forces in Miami from July 26-28 to present a meet and greet event with an exclusive menu at Mandarin Oriental, Miami’s La Mar restaurant. To add to the celebration, La Mar Miami will be decorated with festive Peruvian accents while nightly entertainment fills the air, bringing a slice of Peru to South Florida.
To further showcase the best of Peru, an exciting trip giveaway runs in conjunction with the three-day series at La Mar Miami. Guests can enter to win two round-trip business class tickets from Miami to Lima on LATAM Airlines. As part of the giveaway, the winner will also enjoy a one-night stay at the luxuriousMandarin Oriental, Miami, a dinner for two at La Mar Miami and Astrid & Gastón “Casa Moreyra” in Lima. To enter, guests can visit www.mandarinoriental.com/miami/culinary-adventure-giveaway and complete the online submission form. Entries will be accepted July 1-31, 2016.
The special menu available at each restaurant throughout July includes:
La Mar Miami Chef Diego Oka
Causa Escabechada with camarones, ocopa sauce, and quail egg
Quinoa Tamal with duck confit, seco sauce, and pickled onion
La Mar San Francisco Chef Victoriano Lopez
Tiradito Bicolor with halibut in rocoto leche de tigre, diver scallops in sunchoke leche de tigre, and king crab in rocoto coral leche de tigre
Cebiche Crocante with halibut in rocoto coral leche de tigre and crispy whole soft shell crab
Pernil Crocante with crispy skin, pork hind shank, Peruvian corn pudding, apricot confit, adobo juice, and chifa salad
Tanta Chicago Chef Jesus Delgado
Anticucho de Pork Belly Chifero with yuca & aji Amarillo purée, chicharrones, chifa salad, and Chinese barbecue sauce
Tiradito de King Crab with Alaskan king crab, asparagus leche de tigre, chalaca, cucumber, choclo, and cancha
Special featured cocktails curated by each restaurant:
La Mar Miami
Albahaca Pisco with Pisco Barsol Quebranta, cucumber and lemongrass-infused vodka, fresh cucumber-basil purée, lime juice, Peychaud’s Bitters
La Mar San Francisco
Cholito with Pisco, crème de cassis, ginger beer and syrup, lime juice, and jalapeño
Campo Nikkei with Pisco Acholado, Yuzu Sake, St. Germain, ruby red grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and rosemary syrup
For reservations at La Mar Miami, guests can call +1 (305) 913 8358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. La Mar by Gastón Acurio is located at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive. Lunch is served from 11:30am to 3:30pm and Dinner is served from 6:00pm to 11:00pm daily. Valet parking; all major credit cards accepted.