Moving to Germany: T-74 Days – Tanta Chicago!

So my St. Patrick’s Day weekend mostly consisted of hanging out with my parents who came to take my mountain of things back to Indianapolis as well as try out the brand new Peruvian Restaurant in Chicago.

For those of you who don’t know, my mother comes from Peru.  She raised me to be proud of that heritage and I do love me some Peruvian Food.

Tanta was created by one of Peru’s most famous chefs: Gaston TantaAcurio.  He is in the process of bringing Peruvian food to as many places as he can.  So of course we had to take advantage of having one of his restaurants close by.

This place is very high end and very popular.  We tried to make reservations but it was not possible and the wait time for a walk in is about 2 hours!

We decided to try our luck anyway and managed to find seating in their bar where they serve the full menu.  This is something to keep in mind while going out to eat in Chicago.  Some places will let you eat at their bar provided that you can find space.

THE BAR!!!!
THE BAR!!!!

When sat down, we were immediately given a plate of Peruvian popcorn and fried plantains with hot sauce.  SO GOOD!

Peruvian Popcorn!
Peruvian Popcorn!
Pantains with Aji
Pantains with Aji

Of course since we were at the bar we had to get a typical Peruvian drink: Pisco Sours!

mmmm Pisco!!
mmmm Pisco!!

Then of course there was the food….each was literally a work of art!

Churrasco steak with potatoes and veggies.
Churrasco steak with potatoes and veggies.
Crab Potato Salad - Causa de Congrejo
Crab Potato Salad – Causa de Congrejo
Fried Fish (served on more fried fish) - Pescado Frito
Fried Fish (served on more fried fish) – Pescado Frito
Spicy Ceviche known as Tiradito
Spicy Ceviche known as Tiradito

The place was wonderful.  The staff was very friendly and the food was wonderful.  It is an expensive place.  I say it’s definitely a place for a special occasion but the food is totally worth it! Try it out!

Advertisements

Let Me Know Your Thoughts....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s