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Pisco Peruvian Cuisine

kwass Jun 23, 2013 04:06 PM

Has anyone been? I just saw it today for the 1st time. I think it's a fairly new restaurant in the Yonge/Lawrence area.

  1. kwass Jul 15, 2013 12:15 PM

    Thanks ylsf

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      ylsf Jul 15, 2013 08:06 AM

      BlogTo write up with pics:
      http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/pis...

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        Snarf Jul 17, 2013 09:55 PM

        I went tonight at the end of a long day. I arrived around 930, and they were kind enough to keep the kitchen open on a slow night, which also provided the opportunity for some conversation.

        They are in the first few weeks of opening, so the menu is the 'soft' version, which will be expanded when they are full on.

        A meal begins with a tray with some decent bread, an avocado spread, and a bowl of a spicy condiment, which is from a Peruvian pepper which has to be specially imported in a paste because of trade restrictions. Effort and authenticity are a consistent theme, as the meat is sourced from grass fed hormone free animals (importing South American meat doesn't happen, so decisions have to be made).

        I went for the Rack of Lamb marinated in Peruvian chocolate, chilis and Peruvian mint. Medium rare. Medium rare with rack of lamb is tough to get to accurately. They did.

        Given the 'soft' opening, I'm not going to go into huge details, as my experience may not be definitive, but when the person (Giancarlo) explaining the menu and the wine list is able to not only answer your questions, but point out the subtleties of ingredients, sourcing of ingredients, and why each wine on the list was chosen, the signs are good.

        Will be back.

        1. re: Snarf
          prima Jul 18, 2013 06:55 AM

          The spicy condiment you mention is probably aji amarillo :-) I buy it at Kalustyan's when I'm in NYC.

      2. kwass Jun 26, 2013 01:59 PM

        I just saw this write up on post city. Looks really good!! Here's the link:

        http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/E...

        1. meatnveg Jun 25, 2013 12:49 AM

          i went to Lawrence with the express purpose of eating there this sunday, but it looked a bit too fancy and expensive for me (white table cloths, mains at $25).

          So i marked it down for a special day in the future and went to Stack instead.

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          1. re: meatnveg
            kwass Jun 25, 2013 02:48 PM

            Do you remember what was on the menu?

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              meatnveg Jun 25, 2013 08:01 PM

              Lets see:
              there were a couple of Ceviche appetizers,
              mains listed
              - Lomo Saltado
              - Poached Sea Bream in a sauce
              - A rack of lamb

              i seem to recall grilled chicken as well but i may have imagined it.

              One of the desserts was grilled Pineapple

              1. re: meatnveg
                kwass Jun 26, 2013 02:52 AM

                Thanks meatnveg!!

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            Googoomiser Jun 24, 2013 12:58 PM

            I'm curious too!

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