What Picca Served at Its ‘Mystery Meat Dinner’ Last Night

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Braised intestine choncholin with anticucho sauce and spicy rocoto Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Last night we sent our oligarch of offal to spy on Picca’s "Mystery Meat Dinner," a procession of Peruvian dishes that incorporated Ricardo Zarate’s recipes with tripe, beef lungs, crickets, alpaca, braised intestine, and guess what? Chicken butt! That’s right. Starting with a culito de pollo a la brasa, Picca delivered six dishes to the table without revealing their contents, mingling each delicious bite with a mixture of terror and intrigue, before finally revealing what made them tick. Zarate, who plans to open his new Downtown location of Mo-Chica in about two weeks, scored again with a special one-off dinner that we’d like to see join Picca’s schedule more often. Take a look at our photos of the night’s fare and like the warning on the restaurant’s own menu, "best of luck digesting."

What Picca Served at Its ‘Mystery Meat Dinner’ Last Night