Peruvian restaurant Ceviche has opened its doors at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Joining the growing portfolio of Peruvian outlets in the emirate – including Mayta, Totora, Coya, Inka, Garden and Pollo Pollo – Ceviche has set out to offer customers an authentic Peruvian experience.
The concept was founded by Lima-born sous chef Percy Cubas and chef Gonzalo Alberto, who heads up the culinary team has also been instrumental to concept development.
The pair want to offer customers “the closest culinary experience to authentic Peruvian flavours” using modern presentation and techniques but without losing the soul of Peruvian food.
Chef Alberto said: “The city is becoming a destination for great Peruvian restaurants giving people the choice of experiencing elegant and gourmet culinary options. However, in Peru true Peruvian food comes from streets – from small corner shops known as ‘Huariques’ and this is where the soul and heart of Peruvian food lies. We combine street Huarique style with contemporary culinary techniques.”
The menu includes Peruvian staples such as ceviche (spicy marinated raw fish), Ají de Gallina (chicken in a creamy yellow chili sauce) and Anticuchos (marinated and grilled beef hearts).
Specialty dishes include Causa Limena (chilled mashed potatoes served with seafood, chicken or vegetables), Seco de cordero (braised lamb chops with canario beans) and Tacu-Tacu (rice and beans molded with seafood on top).
Percy Cubas commented: “Peruvian cuisine is one of the fastest growing gastronomic movements today. We are extremely passionate about all things Peruvian and we are excited to bring a taste of Lima to Dubai by offering a place that captures true Peruvian atmosphere, whether through the food we offer or the relaxed and warm ambience we have created.”
Open for lunch and dinner, Ceviche has a seating capacity of 50 people and is located at Podium level in Emirates Financial Towers (EFT), DIFC.