Here is the deal, I don’t usually go “down south” to check out a new restaurant, but when I heard that Pisco y Nazca was opening at The Palms At Town & Country I knew I needed to check it out. Why? Well, because the group behind this restaurant is the same group behind Bulla Gastrobar.
These guys are serving up traditional Peruvian cuisine, but with a modern twist. They have Chef Miguel Antonio Gomez Fernández serving up some pretty delicious dishes, but with his own unique twist. Coming most recently from San Francisco, where he served as Chef de Cuisine at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, celebrity chef Gastón Acurio’s world-class Peruvian restaurant, Chef Gomez Fernández really prides himself in serving approachable, yet delicious Peruvian cuisine.
Now, let’s talk drinks and food. In case you didn't know, pisco y nazca is a Peruvian saying that means the enjoyment of libations in a social setting. And, that is exactly what you will be doing at the restaurant. For those who want to go more traditional order the Pisco Sour, but make it a passionfruit. For those who like a little bit of extra spice in their drink you should order the Guapo’s Chilcano.
When ordering your appetizer you’re going to see there are several delicious menu items to choose from, but I highly recommend you order both the ceviche sampler and the causa crocante. Their take on a causa is really unique, but totally fun. They bring everything beautifully on the plate to you, but then ask then you mash all the ingredients together to get the just the right flavor.
For my entree I tried something a bit different, and more traditional of Peruvian culture. The jugosito plate was full of flavor and spice. It came with corvina, calamari, shrimp, and mussels. It’s definitely a plate you can share among two.
And, I don’t have to tell you twice that you need to order the chocolate dome for dessert. I won’t say why - just watch the video below.