Category Archives for Peruvian

Once by Ricardo Zarate at Santino’s

I was a late-comer to Ricardo Zarate‘s cooking, having never dined at Mo-Chica (neither the original at Mercado la Paloma, or at the standalone store where B.S. Taqueria is now) or at Picca when he was still a part of … Continue reading

17. September 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: Peruvian, Pop-Up, Sandwich | Leave a comment

Ceviche Project at Skybar

Last month, I experienced one of those “only in L.A.” moments that I’ve encountered just a handful of times since moving to the left coast over a decade ago.  I found myself at Skybar in the Mondrian Hotel in the … Continue reading

14. August 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: Ceviche, Cocktails, Mariscos, Mexican, Peruvian, Seafood | Leave a comment

COCHON 555 Los Angeles 2015

This past weekend, COCHON 555 descended on the Viceroy hotel in Santa Monica for its 2015 Los Angeles competition, pitting 5 chefs with 5 whole heritage pigs against each other.  The prize was the title of Prince of Porc and … Continue reading

02. April 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: Charcuterie, Events and Festivals, Offal, Peruvian, Pork | Leave a comment

Two Afternoons at Paiche

Paiche, the self-described Peruvian Izakaya by Ricardo Zarate of Mo-Chica/Picca fame, opened in mid-April.  Having never tried either of Zarate’s other two very well regarded restaurants, I was very excited that one of his restaurants was opening in MDR, close … Continue reading

10. June 2013 by The Offalo
Categories: Japanese, Peruvian | 2 comments