Chef Geronimo Lopez opened Botika at the Pearl, a Peruvian-Asian restaurant featuring “Chifa” (Chinese-Peruvian) and “Nikkei” (Japanese-Peruvian) cuisine, as well as inventive takes on classics from Asia and Latin America.
The menu features picaderas like tuna tartare and chifles, pork jowl steamed buns and duck confit and potato salteñas, as well as ceviches and tiraditos. Sushi rolls include the Buenazo Roll with shrimp, crispy rice noodles and sweet ají sauce, and the Plantain Roll. Wok selections start with the savory beef Lomo Saltado and crispy pork belly chaufa rice.
The restaurant features an open kitchen and a sushi-ceviche bar with counter seating, plus an inviting cocktail lounge area. Expect a variety of sakes, rums, piscos and cachaças with innovative cocktails like the Batucada (cachaça, lime, sugar, angostura), and the Güenazo Cooler (sake, canton, yuzu, lime, mint), and more.
“Pearl couldn’t be more excited to be home to this groundbreaking restaurant,” says Shelley Grieshaber, culinary director at Pearl. “The flavors are an intricate blend of familiar and exotic, and the atmosphere is vibrant and fun. Prepare to be transported to a new culinary destination!”