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Grill, Peruvian, Japanese
Fine Dining, Restaurant Group, Upscale Casual
Part of Llama Group
Nikkei food can be best be described as a marriage of 2 different cultures that shared the flavors and practices harmoniously with the same sense of respect for their ingredients and sense of care for the perfect balance of flavors. The balance of power allowed for adaptation to transform into dynamism, opposites attracted and complimented each other. Creating a new style of food called Nikkei.
We would like to broaden the awareness of the impact that different cultures have had on Peruvian cuisine. One of the best ways of learning culture is through food. We’ll show how three cultures can be fused into one fantastic experience. Japan, Peru, and New York. The foundation will be Japanese, this great cultures impact on Peru and their ability to adapt with such limited resources coming from their homeland. Peruvian ingredients and flavors adding their diversity and complexity. Being in New York allows for the freedom of interpretation along with a seasonally driven palette. The never-ending art and culture all around us just make for a creative playing field.
We will draw inspiration from the evolution of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine around the world. From our past and present culinary movements. The availability to source the freshest and seasonal produce and integrate into our kitchen with a sense of respect.
We will present Nikkei cuisine with a different perspective. Our food is where zen and Travieso meet. Travieso means to be playful, childish and naughty. And zen would be simple, elegant and proper. It’s not Japanese food, it’s not Peruvian food with Japanese ingredients. It’s a flavor of Peru, Japan, and NY all in together.