Born in Peru and based in San Francisco, California, Nico Vera is the founder, chef, mixologist, writer, and photographer for Pisco Trail. He learned to cook traditional Peruvian cuisine from his mom at an early age, and is proud to share many of his favorite recipes and Pisco cocktails in this blog.
Since 2011, he has been a regular guest chef and teacher at 18 Reasons in The Mission, but you can also find him making Pisco cocktails for special events at Omnivore Books or CUESA. In the summer, he often visits New Orleans to cook a Peruvian feast with local chefs and bartenders.
Nico’s research and knowledge about the history of Peruvian cuisine and Pisco cocktails has made him a sought-after resource for chefs, bartenders, writers, bloggers, and filmmakers. Currently, he is working on a collection of food stories and recipes from his mom.