Experience the cuisine and culture of Peru with a three-course menu and music by Borikuas
Portland, Ore. (July 14, 2015) – Peruvian food is a source of national pride, recognized the world over for its unique flavors, ingredients and techniques, driven by the bounty of land and sea. On Tuesday, July 28th, Andina will host a celebration to honor Peruvian Independence Day and share the culture and flavors of Peru with guests. In “Peruvian style,” a traditional meal will be served followed by live music and dancing to the Latin rhythms of Neftali Rivera and his band, Borikuas. Peter Platt Rodriguez with his mother “Mama Doris” Rodriguez de Platt and family invite guests to celebrate 194 years of Peruvian independence. “The appreciation of Peruvian food around the globe empowers us as a country, and we are proud to have the freedom to share our delicious, healthy food with the world,” says Rodriguez de Platt. “Join us for our celebración de la Independencia del Perú!”
Guests will choose from a special traditional and Novoandean dinner menu for the night, including an appetizer, entree and dessert (see full menu below). Live music by Borikuas and dancing will begin after dinner. The cost is $60 per person. For reservations, call Andina at 503.228.9535.
Tupai at Andina, 1314 NW Glisan St. Portland, Ore.
Tuesday, July 28th, from 6:30-10:00pm. Doors open at 6:15pm.
Independencia del Perú
Trio de salsas con pan del dia
trio de salsas, aji verde, salsa de mani and maracuya with bread of the day
Entradas (Guests to select one)
cebiche de pescado “5 elementos”
traditional cebiche of fresh fish “cooked” in lime juice with a marinade of onions, cilantro and peppers
fresh lime-flavored purple potatoes pressed into a cake with a shredded chicken and ají amarillo filling
anticuchos de pollo
marinated grilled Draper Valley chicken kabobs, served with a spicy salsa de rocoto
anticuchos de corazón
marinated beef heart kabobs, served with a spicy salsa de rocoto
tiradito de betarraga
roasted red and golden beets, served with an ají verde al batán, pickled vegetables and sesame oil
Platos de Fondo (Guests to select one)
wok-fried Cascade Natural beef tenders with onions, tomatoes, oyster sauce, garlic and ají amarillo, served with Yukon Gold papas fritas and garlic rice
quinotto “chisaya mama”
quinoa “risotto” with Grana Padano cheese, golden beets, local mushrooms and market fresh vegetables, laced with truffle oil
arroz con mariscos
a Peruvian paella: ají amarillo-infused rice topped with a seafood medley
aji de gallina
succulent pulled chicken in a cream and ají amarillo based sauce, served with Yukon Gold potatoes, garlic rice, Botija olives and a hard-boiled egg
Postres (Served to all)
mini crema quemada de maracuyá
passionfruit Crème brûlée
mini delicia de lúcuma
a light lúcuma cheesecake, paired with a seasonal gastrique, fresh fruit, and a rosemary ganache
Cebiche de Pescado, “5 Elementos,” one of the appetizer courses to be served at Andina on Peruvian Independence Day. Photo by Lincoln Barbour.
Andina, owned by the Platt-Rodriguez family, draws inspiration from the native culinary traditions of Peru, as well as from the contemporary cooking by some of Peru’s leading chefs. Andina’s kitchen team collaborates with owner Doris Rodriguez de Platt to develop a menu that celebrates the restaurant’s Andean roots with an emphasis on Novo-Peruvian cuisine. Andina works with small sustainable farmers in Peru to grow their ajiés (chiles) and sources other ingredients from Peru to share those authentic flavors with diners in Portland Andina offers a variety of menus to fulfill gluten free, celiac, vegetarian and vegan needs without sacrificing taste. The lively scene in Bar Mestizo features an extensive tapas selection, Latin-American cocktails, a raw bar and nightly live Latin-inspired music. In 2014, the Oregonian named Bar Mestizo as one of Portland’s Top Ten Restaurant Bars. The Oregonian recently named Andina one of Portland’s Best Restaurants, and the restaurant was ranked #2 on a list of Portland’s Favorite Restaurants in a reader’s poll by the Portland Business Journal. Eater PDX listed Andina #1 on Top Portland Restaurants with Great Private Dining Rooms, and USA TODAY’s 10Best.com named Andina one of “The Best of the Best Restaurants in Portland.” Andina is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour and is located at 1314 NW Glisan in Portland, Ore. Call 503-228-9535 for reservations. Visit www.andinarestaurant.com for more information. Follow us on Twitter @andinaportland, Instagram @andinaportland, and Facebook at Andina Restaurant.
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