In New York, Peruvian restaurants celebrate Pisco Sour Happy Hour Week from Feb 1 - 10
New York, NY – Peruvians are very proud of their world class cuisine with over 200 restaurants in the Tri-State area serving staple dishes such as ceviche and rotisserie chicken, amongst many others. The city of Lima placed three times on the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants List” (more than any other city in the world) and nine times on the “Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant List”, therefore, it is no surprise that Peru won the World’s Best Culinary Destination award for six years in a row. Foodies worldwide rave about Peruvian food and its unique yet delicious taste and New York is lucky enough to feature many of those amazing restaurants. For a full list go to www.naturallyperu.nyc.
While the food can be amazing, a key part of the Peruvian pride is based on their spirit, Pisco, where its most traditional cocktail, the Pisco Sour, has its own national holiday celebrated on the first Saturday of February. With Pisco Sour Happy Hour, New Yorkers and participants alike now have a better excuse to tour over 50 Peruvian restaurants in their area. The Pisco Sour, while Peruvian, was invented by Victor Vaughn Morris, an American bartender, in the 1920’s, so there is another link between US and Peru. In the spirit of bringing it all home, this year Pisco Sour Happy Hour Week will thrive not only from Peruvian restaurants and bars in the area but also from local New York bars, where you can either try variations of the famous drink or stick to the classic.
For those who are not familiar with Pisco, it is a liquor category which uses a very similar process to brandy and cognac. Made from grapes, yet fermented in open, clear containers, the strong grape flavor truly stands out and does not get overpowered by the oaky wood.
Pisco Sour Happy Hour Week launches the Trade Commission of Peru in New York’s 2017 Pisco promotional calendar. Closely after, 7 Piscos: 14 Cocktails will take place during April. Gastronomy events include Ceviche vs Tiradito, Peruvian classic chicken dish sampling (like Aji de Gallina), Peruvian soup night and the 7 staples of the Peruvian cuisine event.
For press queries, more information on the event, a the list of participating restaurants or photos, please visit http://www.naturallyperu.nyc or contact Alvaro Chocano from the Trade Commission of Peru in New York at 646-455-0676 ext. 701 / firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Trade Commission of Peru in New York:
The Trade Commission of Peru in New York is the commercial office of the Peruvian government in the USA. The primary role is to facilitate introductions and initiatives between Peruvian exporters and American companies in various segments of the market including manufacturing, fashion, food as well as tourism and investments.