New restaurant Pisco y Nazca, “A Ceviche Gastrobar,” is opening next month at The Palms at Town & Country, 8405 Mills Dr., in Kendall.
The Peruvian-style Pisco y Nazca is from the team behind Bulla Gastrobar, a three-star casual Spanish restaurant in Coral Gables. The group brought on chef Miguel Fernandez, formerly of Gastón Acurio’s La Mar in San Francisco, to run the kitchen along with chef-partner Ryan Smith, formerly of Barton G., and sous chefs Fernando Salazar and Michael Elias from Bulla.
Pisco y Nazca’s menu features about 10 different ceviches, including versions that showcase Peru’s Nikkei (Japanese) and Chifa (Chinese) culinary influences. And traditional Peruvian dishes like lomo saltado and chaufa are among the entrees.
“We created a shareable menu in order for guests to truly experience the Peruvian culture and cuisine,” Fernandez says.
New York-based Celano Design Studios, which worked on Miami Beach restaurants STK and Bagatelle, created Pisco’s colorful interior, accented with walnut flooring and concrete tiles.
Bullish on both Bulla’s success and Pisco y Nazca’s potential, concept founder and restaurant partner Juan Carlos Marchan says his group will open another Pisco y Nazca in downtown Doral early next year, and it is planning a second Bulla location TBA.
Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor: @EvanBenn