Like every other foodie in New York, I love a good deal--especially when it's on cuisine that is not easily accessible even in a world-class restaurant town like New York. There have never been very many Peruvian restaurants in town and chef Erik Ramirez puts his own Modern American spin on each dish without losing authenticity and usually using the traditional spices of this faraway land. For a price fixe of $38, diners get to pick an incredible FIVE items that are served family style in very large portions (the exact deal is two apps, two entrees and one dessert). I was lucky enough to go to a large press dinner where media members got to sample all the dishes available on Raymi's "getting to be legendary" Sunday Supper Menu.
The portions shown in the pics here are more for a party of ten--we got three of each for our party of 30 journalists in others word. Executive Chef Erik Ramirez told me the standard whole fish portion, for example, might be 1 1/2 pounds instead of the four-pounder you see here for a normal family of four. Ramirez is a very hands on chef who is a master of many cuisines but always throws a personal touch into his foods and seems to have a love for melding different types of Latin flavors together. For instance, he is not afraid to serve empanadas in a Peruvian eatery and he treated press to a wonderful version the night of the press dinner even though it is not on the Sunday Supper menu.
|Anticucho (Hanger Steak)|
|Fried Whole Fish|
|Pollo A La Brasa|
43 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10010
All Photos: Anne Raso, except interior shot courtesy of Richard Sandoval Group