Ceviche | Soho’s Pioneering Peruvian Eatery
In the 16th Century a hardy group of Spaniards went to explore the New World, travelling further south than any Europeans before them had to a mystical land we now know as “Peru”.
They were on the Inca Trail and this was the first – and the best – gap year in history.
But on reaching the end of the trail the Spanish passed up the opportunity to weave their own friendship bracelets, buy Peruvian pan flutes, take photos of Machu Picchu and gracefully head home.
Instead they defeated Inca Emperor Atahualpa and claimed his Empire as their own.
Pretty bad form, though the Moorish women accompanying these heartless conquistadors did introduce the locals to the first version of what has now become a treasured Peruvian dish: Ceviche.
Every cloud, eh.
Open daily in Soho, and offering you an opportunity to sample authentic Peruvian food and drink without needing to endure a 14 hour flight to do so: Ceviche Peruvian Kitchen and Pisco Bar.
Depending on your mood, there are three main options at Ceviche Soho:
#1: Get inca-pacitated on cocktails at the pisco bar.
#2: Dine on small plates of ceviche, like fresh sea bass with chilli and onions, or thinly- sliced salmon in Nikkei tiger’s milk.
#3: Be watched by a wall of famous Peruvians as you settle in to a feast of grilled steak and braised octopus skewers; corn cake; wok-cooked chicken tallarin saltado, and a cinnamon sponge soaked in tongue-twisting “pisco spirit syrup”.
Or go with the best option, #4, and do all three.
NOTE: Ceviche Soho is open daily and takes bookings HERE.
Ceviche Soho | 17 Frith Street, W1D 4RG
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