2018 Menu #6

2018.Feb.06 Tuesday
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February 1-3 – 2018 – 1-3 de Febrero   Grouper / Citrus / Rocoto – diced grouper cured in lemon and lime juices, ginger, garlic, celery, rocoto chili, salt, pepper, cilantro, red onion; toasted corn, limo chilies. Mero / Cítricos / Rocoto – dados de mero curado en jugos de limón y lima, jengibre, ajo, […]

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Bite Marks #55

2018.Feb.04 Sunday
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? You would think, given that it’s two blocks from home, that I’d have checked out what is, as far as I know, the only kosher restaurant here in Recoleta by now. But, somehow, I hadn’t. I mean, it’s right there, Luba, Ayacucho 1412, just off the corner of Peña, I can literally walk there in […]

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Peru Triptych

2018.Feb.03 Saturday
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?   Time for more Peruvians! Let’s start with a revisit… …to Larco-Mar, Pasaje Carlos Gardel 3131, to the side of the Abasto. Originally I’d given it a thumb’s down, on a visit where we’d only tried the daily menú ejecutivo and found it expensive and mediocre. With prompting from friends who love the place, we’d revisited […]

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2018 Menu #5

2018.Feb.02 Friday
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January 26 – 2018 – 26 de Enero Private dinner – gluten and dairy free Cena particulár – libre de glutena y lacteos   Squid / Potato / Celery – salad of potatoes, blanched and shocked squid, celery and its leaves, mint, basil, red onion, tomato, garlic, and a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette. Our […]

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2018 Menu #4

2018.Jan.31 Wednesday
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January 25 & 27 – 2018 – 25 y 27 de Enero   Roosterfish Tiradito – sashimi cuts of roosterfish; sliced mushrooms; cured in lime juice, olive oil, white miso, garlic, rocoto, salt, white pepper; threads of limo chilies, shallots, green onions, shiso leaves; toasted corn. Tiradito de Pez Gallo – pez gallo en tiras […]

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Bite Marks #54

2018.Jan.29 Monday
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A slightly different take on Bite Marks this time around, with a group of updates to past reviews of places that it’s been awhile since I’ve either been, or at least written about.   We’ll kick off at Tea Connection, Uriburu 1617, Recoleta – just down the street from us. It’s a place we drop into […]

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Meeting Peru

2018.Jan.27 Saturday
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The Gaston Acurio empire keeps expanding around the world. First there were the Astrid & Gaston restaurants, featuring revamped, modern versions of traditional Peruvian, and Nikkei cooking. Then there were the La Mar series, focusing on Peruvian seafood dishes. There was a café, there was a sandwich shop chain, and there was more. There was T’anta, a […]

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2018 Menu #3

2018.Jan.24 Wednesday
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January 16-20 – 2018 – 16-20 de Enero   Squid / Potato / Lemon – chilled salad of blanched squid, celery, potato, red onion, tomato, mint, basil, garlic, lemon, olive oil; salsa negra (charred rocoto, onion, and garlic blended with lime juice and olive oil). Calamár / Papa / Limón – ensalada enfriada de calamár […]

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Opposite Sides of the Fen

2018.Jan.23 Tuesday
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By now it should be no surprise to anyone who reads this blog that I’m out there checking out Asian restaurants left and right. Sure, I take time to try Peruvian ones, steakhouses, and the occasional burger or shawarma, but dumplings and Asian foods are kind of my passion. Today, a couple of Chinese places […]

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