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The Godfather of Peruvian Cuisine Heads to the Strip

The L.A.-based chef Ricardo Zarate will debut a Peruvian-Nikkei concept

Ricardo Zarate 
Ricardo Zarate 
Ricardo Zarate

Managing to keep the news very much under the radar, acclaimed Los Angeles chef Ricardo Zarate is bringing his first out-of-state expansion to the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Palazzo, debuting a Peruvian-Nikkei restaurant within weeks.

Once Las Vegas, pronounced “on-seh,” and named after his position as the 11th child in his family, will combine Japanese technique with Zarate’s “interpretations of early food memories in his native Peru.”

The menu will offer “11 à la carte plates (not including dessert)” and change weekly “based upon what’s available at the local farmer’s market.”

Among possible dishes already previewed, “quick bites” like “smoked Japanese eggplant ceviche,” “chicharron karaage” and “quinoa crusted salmon tiradito.” Seafood choices include the “anticucho miso,” created with “black cod, roasted cauliflower puree and oshinko.”

Meat selections of pork ribs, ox tail bibimbap could be joining “from the ranch” options of “fromage blanc dumpling” and braised fennel.

Promising a March debut and already hiring, opening hours and prices have yet to be revealed.

Zarate rapidly gained famed earlier this decade launching Mo-Chica, Picca, Paiche, and Blue Tavern in remarkably quick succession, before choosing to walk away from all his ventures, to “let it all go and start from scratch again.”

Last year he returned from self-enforced exile and debuted Rosaliné on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood.

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