NY & NJ PERUVIAN QUINOA WEEKRESTAURANTS
You’ve heard of Quinoa, but you’ve probably never tasted it. Now’s your chance. Ten of New York’s and New Jersey’s finest Peruvian and pan-Latin restaurants, have joined forces with the Trade Commission of Peru in New York to bring us Peruvian Quinoa Week.
Each of the ten participating restaurants will showcase special quinoa dishes at lunch and dinner to show just how delicious Quinoa is.
WHEN: Monday, April 28-Saturday, May 3
Lunch and Dinner
ABOUT: Peru is honored to introduce its inaugural PERU Quinoa Week to diners and extend the official Year of the Quinoa from 2013 to 2014.
You know Quinoa is healthy, but do you know why?
1. It’s gluten free
2. It’s packed with protein and has all nine essential amino acids.
3. It has two times as much fiber as other grains.
4. Quinoa has Iron, good for your blood.
5. Quinoa has lots of lysine (great for your nails and hair).
6. Quinoa is packed with magnesium – great for preventing diabetes.
Chefs will be reinventing classic dishes as well as showcasing Peruvian classis. Dishes include: quionotto (risotto prepared with quinoa), causa de quinoa (chilled quinoa dollop topped with poultry or seafood), tiradito de pescado con crispy de quinoa (sashimi style fish with crispy quinoa), quinoa con pato (confit duck leg on a bed of quinoa), and risoto de quinuacon carne guisado (risotto style quinoa with meat).
And, there will be sweets as well, crÃ¨me brullee de quinoa Frances a Peruana and mousse de quinoa.
And, while exploring Quinoa Week you should also expect the unexpected; such as uni and other premium ingredients that draw attention to the classic French techniques and Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and African influences this cuisine delivers.
For the full list of restaurants and their locations, please see below:
Coco Roco – 392 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Cucharamama – 233 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Desnuda – 221 S. 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
La Candela – 495 South Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801
Morocho – 1 Union Square West (Union Sq. West & East 14th), New York, NY 10003
Panca – 92 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014 www.pancany.com
PioPio – 604 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 www.piopio.com
Raymi Peruvian Kitchen – 43 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10010 www.rayminyc.com
Surfish – 351 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 www.surfishbistro.com
Warique – 852 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025 www.wariquenyc.com