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 Acurio. 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.
When sat down, we were immediately given a plate of Peruvian popcorn and fried plantains with hot sauce. SO GOOD!
Of course since we were at the bar we had to get a typical Peruvian drink: Pisco Sours!
Then of course there was the food….each was literally a work of art!
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!