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Meet Chef Erik Ramirez, the Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Llama Inn, a modern Peruvian restaurant located in Brooklyn, NY. I’ve been a huge fan of Chef Erik’s food since the Llama Inn opened back in late 2015. The concept and space were welcomed additions to my neighborhood, offering an underrepresented cuisine with a point of view that was both provocative and approachable, even by New York standards.
When friends ask me to recommend a high-end local spot for a very special occasion, I often send them here to be pampered. And now that Llama Inn has established a strong community following, Chef Erik is once more able to play in the kitchen, focusing his considerable imagination on the diversity and range of Peruvian cuisine – starting with a Tuesdays Only “Mr. Roboto” Nikkei Tasting Menu, an electrifying journey into Japanese Peruvian fusion, a food that’s celebrated internationally, but truly hard to find in New York.
I’d read about Nikkei cuisine but never experienced it until sitting down to this vibrant 6-course tasting. Limited to one seating of 8 people, only on Tuesday nights, this meal is a truly rare experience from the first bite. Enjoy Erik’s story!
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FOOD CURATED DOCUMENTARIES: Llama Inn | NYC’s Hard-to-Find Peruvian/Japanese Nikkei Cuisine