Peruvian Independence Day is on July 28th, and that can mean only one thing: Fiesta time! Several celebrations are occurring throughout the week to commemorate the holiday, but Pisco Latin Lounge (1817 Market Street) at the edge of Hayes Valley is perhaps the best place to enjoy the festivities, offering special prices on delicious tapas and Peruvian cocktails.
The time has come to talk about a little liquor called “pisco.” There is a constant battle around the origins of pisco. Peru and Chile vehemently argue around who was the first to introduce this amber-colored liquor distilled from grapes to the world. I am not qualified enough to make the decision, but I can share a bit about the pisco experience here at this LINK. For local satiation, imbibe a cool, frothy pisco sour at popular Embarcadero spot, La Mar Cebicheria, from famous chef Gaston Acurio. For a deeper look at the different pisco cocktails and cebiches at La Mar, click HERE.