What is Nikkei?
Peru and Japan have a long and rich history that has seen the immigration of Japanese people to Peruvian shores since 1899. The marriage of these two striking cultures has seen the evolution of Nikkei - a cuisine born of Japanese recipes and traditions with Peruvian ingredients.
Lima, Peru’s capital city, has a number of excellent Nikkei restaurants where sushi chefs experiment with Peruvian ingredients and styles, or where local adaptations of traditional Japanese dishes have become part of the national cuisine.
Take the dish, pulpo al Olivo (octopus in olive cream sauce), where Japanese descendants took octopus, sliced it thinly and covered it with a rich cream sauce flavoured with black olives.
Translating literally into English as “beautiful love child”, Nikkei is exactly that; a cuisine that brings together the best of the elegant and delicate cuisine of Japan with the freshness and spicy punch of Peru.
The seven-course dinner includes a welcome drink for $95 per head and $140 per head with matching beverages.
Please note that due to the nature of this event we are unable to accomodate dietary requirements.