Tonight: Join me at a Pisco and Peruvian Gourmet Food Event Showcasing the Cuisine of Lima

Come to a fun and educational guided tasting event honoring the 477th Anniversary of the city of Lima, and discover why it was declared the “Gastronomic Capital of the Americas” at the International Gastronomic Summit Madrid Fusion.


Tasting includes:

Two Pisco-based cocktails

Tasting of five varieties of Pisco guided by Sommelier Juan Illescas

Causa Limeña de Pulpo. Exclusively found in Peruvian Cuisine, a cold, tangy, mildly spicy mash potato cake topped with olive mayo and octopus.

Anticucho. Of African origin and sold mostly by street vendors, an incomparable skewer of beautiful texture and mouthwatering flavor.

Aji de Gallina, a delicious and traditional chicken stew that resulted from the fusion of Peruvian cuisine with French cooking traditions. It is a spicy, nutty cheese sauce served over baby yellow potatoes.

Surprise Dessert from Colonial Lima.

Special performance by Peruvian Tenor Javier Bernardo, from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Peruvian DJ/Music

When: Thursday January 19 2012 from 7 to 11pm

(Tasting goes from 7 to 9pm and DJ until 11pm)

Where: Between Peruvian Cafe & Pisco Bar 1324 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622

Cost: $35 at the door


Questions? Please call (773) 257 3679 ,  (773) 292-0585 or send an email to


Pisco and Food Tasting at Between Lounge tomorrow!

If you are looking for an interesting event to attend tomorrow evening, you should go to Between (1324 N Milwaukee). This is a Peruvian Cafe and Lounge located in Wicker Park that boasts to  be the only Peruvian Pisco lounge in the city. If this is not enough reason for  you to check this place,  I must add the fabulous cuisine of its Chef  Jose Victorio, and the gracious hosting of its owner Carl Anderson.

Tomorrow at 8pm, Between will be offering a PERUVIAN PISCO TASTING / PAIRING. Taste (6) Piscos with Food Courses, learn about Pisco, pairing with food and creating cocktail recipes. Make your own Pisco Sour, the national cocktail of Peru. Ticket costs $30, BUT if you call and say you’re from Chicago Urbanite it’s $15 – limited seating – CALL FOR RESERVATIONS at (312) 493-9442


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