Chifa Class at 18 Reasons

Chifa cooking class at 18 Reasons

Chifa cooking class at 18 Reasons

Lima’s Chinatown is one of the oldest in the America’s and thanks to Chinese immigrants that arrived in Peru 150 years ago, a new cuisine was born — Chifa, or Chinese-Peruvian food. Some recipes are traditional, and others are a fusion, but all of them are well loved and have made Chifas very popular all over Peru. For my family, Chifas have always been where we go to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion with a family style feast. In this hands-on cooking class you will prepare three Chifa dishes, and enjoy them in a sit-down family style meal.

Recipes for Chifa Class on January 21, 2016

Sopa Wantan — traditional soup with pork dumplings

Arroz Chaufa — stir fried rice with chicken

Sudado de Pescado Chifa — Chifa style whole steamed fish

This class is taught by Nico, Peruvian chef, Pisco mixologist, and founder of Pisco Trail. Born in Peru and based in San Francisco, CA, Nico has enjoyed dining at Chifas all his life and is thrilled to share some of his favorite recipes with you in this class. Visit for recipes, cocktails, and a calendar of upcoming pop-up dinners and classes.

IFBC 2105 Part 2: Lunch at Jack’s BBQ

IFBC 2015: Lunch at Jack's BBQ

IFBC 2015: Lunch at Jack’s BBQ

After a full morning at IFBC 2015 in Seattle that began with breakfast, moved on to the keynote, and then concluded with breakout sessions, I could not wait to go out for lunch. With some friends I had met last night, we had decided on Jack’s BBQ. Everyone was very excited, but I have to confess that I’ve never been a huge fan of BBQ, but, determined to have an open mind, I went along for the experience. After all, that’s what Anthony Bourdain would do, right? #neverturndownameal
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IFBC 2015 Part 1: Sansaire Excursion

IFBC 2015: Sansaire Excursion

IFBC 2015: Sansaire Excursion

After missing out on last year’s International Food Bloggers Conference, I was very excited for the opportunity to attend this year’s IFBC 2015 in Seattle. In addition to looking forward to a great lineup of events and speakers all weekend, many food bloggers signed up for the Friday afternoon off-site excursions with food focused local businesses. As soon as I read the description of the excursions, one word caught my eye — sous vide, and immediately I signed up for the excursion at Sansaire.
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Drinking the Devil’s Acre: A Spirited Chat, Cocktails, & Book Signing with Duggan McDonnell at Omnivore Books in SF

Drinking the Devil's Acre at Omnivore Books in SF

Drinking the Devil’s Acre at Omnivore Books in SF, Thursday Oct 1, 6:30-7:30PM

Calling all cocktail, Pisco, and San Francisco history lovers! Join us at Omnivore Books in San Francisco for a spirited chat, cocktails, & book signing with Duggan McDonnell — author of Drinking the Devil’s Acre, bartender at Cantina, and founder of Encanto Pisco.

Drinking the Devil’s Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and Her Cocktails
Thursday Oct 1, 6:30-7:30PM
Omnivore Books
3885 Cesar Chavez St. San Francisco CA 94131

Signed copies of Drinking the Devil’s Acre will be available for sale at this event. For more details visit the Omnivore Books Events page →

Peruvian Dinner at MHBB February 5

Peruvian Dinner at MHBB

Peruvian Dinner at MHBB

One of my favorite bakeries and lunch spots North of San Francisco is M.H. Bread & Butter, and recently they’ve added some special dinner events, such as popular Taco or Pizza nights. And now, it’s my pleasure to announce that Pisco Trail has been invited to collaborate on a special Peruvian Dinner on Thursday February 5. This dinner is à la carte, first come first served, starting at 6PM. Stop by for some traditional Peruvian bites and discover why Peru has been named the world’s top culinary destination!
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