Tiradito Nikkei (Peruvian Sashimi)

Tiradito Nikkei, Peruvian Sashimi

Tiradito Nikkei, Peruvian Sashimi

Tiradito is a dish that could only have been born in Peru, and some say that it’s the perfect marriage between the Peruvian ceviche and the Japanese sashimi. Thinly sliced fish swimming in a spicy sea of citrus, this Tiradito Nikkei pays homage to the fusion of two cultures, which began over 100 years ago when the first Japanese immigrants arrived in Peru on a ship called the Sakura Maru.
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Pachamama Pisco Spritzer

Pachamama Pisco Spritzer

Pachamama Pisco Spritzer

This Mother’s Day, make your Mom a Pisco cocktail she’ll never forget. Presenting, the Pachamama Pisco Spritzer — aromatic Pisco Italia, sweet strawberry syrup, crisp citrus, and a bubbly Cava bouquet floating in a wine glass with her name on it. ¡Feliz Dia de las Madres!
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Sakura Sour

Sakura Sour

Sakura Sour

In the Peruvian music documentary “Sigo Siendo,” one of the characters proclaims that with music and dance one gives “more life to life itself.” That is exactly how I felt when I discovered the meaning of the word “sakura” during my recent travels to Japan — its literal meaning gave it even more meaning. And this Pisco cocktail, tells the story of its many meanings. Presenting, the Sakura Sour, a Pisco cocktail that celebrates the ephemeral beauty of Spring time cherry blossoms and the profound connection between Peru and Japan that began over 100 years ago.
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Tokyo Station Pisco Variation

Tokyo Station Pisco Variation

Tokyo Station Pisco Variation

Some drinks are impossible to recreate. That first sip, besides the ingredients of the cocktail, also contained a little bit of the bar, the bartender, the dinner you had, the city you are in, and the company you are with, all on a certain evening, at a particular moment that will never happen again. That was exactly the case, on my last night in Tokyo, at the Bar Oak, while listening to a friend translate the story of the Tokyo Station cocktail as told by its creator and legendary bartender Hisashi Sugimoto.
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