Ricardo Zarate is almost ready to open Picca, but first the Peruvian chef will offer a six-course blow-out at Mo-Chica, the restaurant that put this recent Food & Wine “People’s Best New Chef” winner on the map. Friday March 31st, Zarate will revisit one of his favorite tasting menus at a cost of $45 per diner. With a long history of working in Japanese restaurants, Zarate will donate $10 from every reservation to the country’s relief efforts. As an extra thrill for the town’s food-obsessed, Street Gourmet L.A. blogger and pro saxman Bill Esparza will provide the musical accompaniment with his bossa nova trio Cachaca Nova. See the full menu below and make reservations for this Mo-Chica event at 213-747-2141.
Mo-Chica’s 18th Tasting Dinner
6 Courses for Japan
Thursday, March 31, 2011
3655 S. Grand Ave.
YUQUITAS CON POLLO
stuffed yuccas, manchego cheese, crispy chicken, rocoto sauce
scallops strips, spicy lemon dressing, salsa criolla
Peruvian cocktail, ginger juice, ginger ale, pisco brandy
sea bass, tomato stew , crab meat, roasted tomatoes, garbanzos
Peruvian-style crispy pork belly, black mint sauce
Classic Peruvian dessert made of dulce de leche , and short bread