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La Mar by Gastón Acurio Miami

La Mar by Gastón Acurio Miami

Internationally acclaimed Chef Gastón Acurio’s U.S. restaurants La Mar by Gastón Acurio MiamiLa 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.


 Diego Oka (Miami)

Diego Oka (Miami)

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.

Victoriano Lopez (SF)

Victoriano Lopez (SF) (Photo copyright Nader Khouri 2016)

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.

Jesus Delgado (Chicago)

Jesus Delgado (Chicago)

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


Tanta Chicago

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 momia-restaurants@mohg.com.  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.

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