La Mar Cebichería Peruana in San Francisco will be celebrating Peruvian Independence Day on Sunday, July 28 by offering a dinner appetizer special and, all day, $5.00 Porton Pisco Sours and $7.00 Porton Chicha Sours. In addition, between 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at various times, there will be traditional live musical and dance entertainment.
The celebratory dinner appetizer, Ceviche Re-Concha, will include scallops, mussels and clams marinated in a creamy rocoto leche de tigre, served with chalaquita sauce, and paired with a Porton Chicha Sour (Porton pisco, Drambuie 15, Chicha Morada, lemon, egg white and bitters), all for $25.00.
Renown Afro-Peruvian Master dancer Javier Gordillo and Rompe Y Raja’s Gabriela Shiroma will perform accompanied by Peruvian Creole musicians Vladimir Vukanovich and Pedro Rosales.
Also available will be the restaurant's full menu of signature dishes prepared by Chef Diego Oka. The La Mar menu, originally conceived by internationally renowned chef/owner Gastón Acurio, serves as an introduction to traditional and authentic Peruvian flavors and dishes, and showcases fresh seafood with influences from China and Japan.
Chef Oka is a native Peruvian and has Japanese ancestry. Intrigued by the culinary arts at an early age, his career has now spanned two continents, plus he has represented Peru at a gastronomical summit in Madrid, helped win first place at the Girotonno competition in Cerdeña, Italy, and participated in food festivals in Japan and the United States. Committed to giving back to his community, Oka has joined with other high profile industry professionals to teach underprivileged youth in Peru cooking skills that enable them to find employment.
The restaurant’s “New World” international wine list has been compiled by Master Sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji and has about 200 selections, 18 available by the glass. The list is divided between small, artisanal producers from California, and selections from South America and Spain. The full bar’s cocktail menu showcases Pisco, Peru’s national drink. Daily Happy Hour, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., gives guests a chance to enjoy special pricing on drinks and food.
The clean minimalist décor of La Mar is the work of Cass Calder Smith and CCS Architecture, Inc. (Barbacco, La Toque, Perbacco, Restaurant Lulu, Rose Pistola, Twenty Five Lusk and many more) and it complements the beauty of the historic Pier 1½ building, on which the restaurant is located. Highlights of the main dining room, which seats 103 guests (plus 126 more in the bar and lounge), include an aqua blue and sea green color scheme, wood accents, an exhibition kitchen, Bay views, a high ceiling, track-mounted spot lighting, oversized windows which allow for lots of natural light, a polished marble floor in the dining room, and banquettes.
La Mar Cebichería Peruana is located on Pier 1½, on the Embarcadero across from Washington Street, in San Francisco, California. The restaurant is open daily, serving lunch or brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with dinner offered Sunday through Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 pm and Thursday to Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Parking is available at nearby garages, plus neighborhood meters are an option. For more information or reservations, also available at OpenTable.com, visit http://www.lamarsf.com
or call (415) 397-8880.