DC Winter Restaurant Week Spotlight: Pisco y Nazca

Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week starts January 25 and runs through February 7! Our first DC Restaurant Week Spotlight is on Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar off K Street near Downtown DC.

Choices are plentiful on the $22 lunch menu. There are five starter dish choices, including Ceviche del Dia, Empanada de Hongos, Causa de Pollo, Tostones, and Ceviche Callejero. The vegetarian option coems with mushroom, onion, aji panca, aji amarillo, and huacatay. The Tostones appetizer features pulled pork, avocado, salsa criolla, aji amarillo mojo—a true flavor explosion.

The second course has six options, including Chaufa de Mariscos, Lomo Saltado, Chupe de Camarones, Ensalada Bacan, Resaca Burger, and Arroz con Pollo. A Resaca Burger offers a 8-ounce ground beef patty, rocoto aioli, queso fresco, sweet plantains, aji panca jam, shoestring potatoes, served on Kaiser roll with a fried egg.

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Lomo Saltado is a traditional, Peruvian dish. Beef tenderloin stir-fry comes together with soy and oyster sauce, onions, tomato wedges, arroz con choclo, and fries. This premium choice comes with a $10 upcharge to the prix-fixe lunch.

[Related story: Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week slated for January 25]

For $35, the Restaurant Week dinner is also a good value. Choices include an intriguing Risotto Nero, which is a squid ink risotto with aji amarillo cream, sauteed shrimp and parmesan cheese. There’s also a Tallarines de la Huancaina, which includes lomo saltado, linguini, parmesan cheese, and creamy huancaina sauce.

It would not be Pisco y Nazca without a ceviche choice among the mains. The Ceviche Mixto features fish, shrimp, octopus, fried calamari, rocoto, leche de tigre, cancha, and sweet potato.

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Check out all the restaurant choices at the Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week website.

Photo credit: Chevy Chase Land Co. (featured image)

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