On Thursday April 5th, Llama celebrated its 4th birthday and had for the occasion invited head chef Mitsuharu "Micha" Tsumura and his team from the award winning Peruvian restaurant Maido to do an impressive one night only pop-up dinner. Maido was recently named the World's Best Latin American Restaurant by the esteemed website The World's 50 Best where it is also ranked 8th on their World's Best Restaurants List.
For Lama's 4th birthday, the Latin American-inspired restaurant was excited to welcome one of the greatest international gastronomic stars of today. Chef Micha Tsumura and his Maido team cooked up a feast with Llamas own head chef Andrew Valenzuela and the Llama team. Together, they presented a unique eight course experience of Peruvian Nikke cuisine. The restaurant was full of excited guests who got to experience the innovative Latin American fusion kitchen at its absolute best!
Chef Micha cheerfully chatted while serving guests his mouthwatering dishes, making the experience complete with his personal touch.
You can check out the unique menu below along with images from the evening.
Black cracker, plantain, amazonic chorizo, sacha tomate emulsion
Rice cracker, wild salmon tartare, ponzu jelly
Mackerel, aji amarillo sauce, shallots, ajo limo, Nikkei leche de tigre
Langoustine, scallops, razor clams, nitro aji amarillo leche de tigre
Monkfish chicharron, steam bun, kimchee emulsion
CAU CAU DUMPLING
Calamari, octopus, chrispy quinoa
Cod, seaweed, mushrooms
NITSUKE SHORT RIB
50hrs, nitsuke sauce, native potato cream
Chocolate sabayon, plantian with soy sauce ice cream, bauhuaja nuts, cocoa nibs, mochi
FRIDAY APRIL 6th
You can experience the Maido team tonight, Friday April 6th at Llama where they are collaborating with the Llama team on a one of a kind menu.
Maido has been the driving force in introducing the Nikkei kitchen, the original fusion of Japanese and Peruvian heritage kitchen, to the world. Last fall Maido was voted as "Latin America's Best Restaurant", while also moving rapidly up The World’s 50 Best Restaurant List, from #42 in 2015 to an impressive #8 in 2017.