Cuisine: Latin, Peruvian, Regional
The wave of Peruvian-inspired cuisine has already been crashing upon the shores of restaurant culture for some time, now. So to lend a fresh twist to this trend takes some ingenuity, a dash of talent... Read More
The wave of Peruvian-inspired cuisine has already been crashing upon the shores of restaurant culture for some time, now. So to lend a fresh twist to this trend takes some ingenuity, a dash of talent and some seasoning of creativity. At Inka, the Mexican-born chef Juan Carlos Recamier, has brought all three of these essential ingredients to his kitchens here in Paris. The menu is inspired by the Nikkei influence of second generation Japanese immigrants that Peruvian culture is famous for. So here you'll find dishes like Yakitori grilled octopus with that hibachi-induced smoky, charred flavor. But the stars of the culinary choices here are the ceviches. They come in varied incarnations, including a fairly audacious shrimp ceviche. Be sure to try the bone marrow dish drenched in healthy fats.
- Best Value: "For fresh caught fish from small Atlantic fishermen served ceviche style with just the right amount of spice, this is your go-to. In Paris, that's a fairly rare combination, even with the wave of hot-spot Peruvian cuisine venues. The adjacent bar serves Pisco-inspired cocktails, which pair very nicely with the main courses and especially the appetizers, perfect for sharing."
- Recommended as Best Value Because: Peruvian cuisine may or may not be on your radar. Whichever the case, here Chef Recamier serves up inspired ceviche and tantalizing roots-to-tip vegetable incarnations.