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Pisco Party!Raymi Brings Peruvian Cocktails and Cuisine To The Flatiron District
Four words we never thought we’d utter: Put down the margarita. That’s right, we have a new summer bevvy of choice. Meet pisco, a Peruvian, grape based brandy showcased at Raymi (Richard Sandoval’s newest resto).
The recently opened Bar and Peruvian Kitchen offers the largest selection of pisco we’ve ever seen, with 30 house-infused varieties ($14 each) including eucalyptus-tangerine, purple corn, thyme-fig, and green tea. More conventional offerings include lychee, coconut, kiwi, and strawberry, to name a few.
You can enjoy the fiery liqueur at a sleek, modern bar, or grab a table and sample some adventurous Peruvian cuisine. With Spanish, Japanese and Chinese influences, you can expect a truly unique experience.
The menu offers light options including the Solerito spring vegetable salad with fava beans, tomatillo, sugar snaps, avocado, queso fresco and potato ($14). There’s also Peruvian sashimi with fluke, sweet potato, toasted corn and thai chili ($15). As for heartier dishes, you may want to try the hot rock ceviche featuring striped bass, shrimp, octopus, corn and sweet potato ($28) or pan roasted chicken breast with creamy aji amarillo sauce, roasted baby potatoes, olives and quail egg ($24).
We’d be doing you a disservice if we didn’t mention the aborio rice pudding ($10) for dessert. The layered treat is served with the best brown butter ice cream we’ve ever had. If only it were sold by the gallon… –CINDI AVILARaymi| 3 West 24th Street|212-929-1200