Peruvian food with Spanish wine


If you’ve got a hankering for dinner that offers insight into your next travel destination or you are just craving something different, check out Chicha. It’s a Peruvian Restaurant on Broadway just west of Main Street.

photoA casual room, makes it very easy to show off your sporty summer shorts, but also enjoy dinner with friends for an evening out. My recent visit was about sharing all the dishes…luckily that’s their goal. We shared the Pan Con Chicharron – pork belly, sweet potato glazed sliders which were quite tasty; Aji de Gailina – empanadas filled with chicken stew (Peruvian style) and salsa (yummy); and Veraduras Novoandinas – which were little fritters of goodness. All dishes were tasty and pretty easy to share.

If you want a local drink, then order the Pisco Sour, otherwise have a look at the reasonable wine list with a variety of choices. We opted for a Spanish wine called Telmo Rodriguez Basa Vino Blanco 2012. It’s a blend from the region of Rueda in Spain, the grapes are Verdejo, Macabeo and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a medium body wine with medium acidity, pear, citrus and mineral notes. It was refreshing with softness, a really great find! So don’t be afraid to pair a spanish wonder with peruvian food, it works!

 

Chicha

136 E Broadway (at Main St.)

Vancouver, BC

http://www.chicharestaurant.com

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s