Whether it's long work week or a sleepless night in the city that never does, sometimes us New Yorkers need to get away from it all. And we hear the Machu Picchu is quite nice this time of the year. So we packed out ponchos and journeyed…west to the Village where a group of giddy yelpers were treated to some seriously authentic Latin hospitality.
Peruvian cuisine fuses many different ethnicities, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and African, and is increasingly being recognized as world class. And what better place to enjoy a feast of epic proportions than Panca, a romantic little resto with a Michelin nod under its woven belt. Jaime H sums it up as, "the best food of any Yelp Elite I've been to! I will definitely be back for the tres leches cake – it was the best I've had in my life! I couldn't believe how much food was at this event – Peruvian rotisserie chickens, seafood stew and rice, lomo saltado, veal heart skewers, cebiche, yucca fries, quinoa shrimp, and bowls of yummy roasted corn nuts. Panca stops at nothing to make their customers happy!"
A rowdy family dinner of this caliber wouldn't be complete without a cocktail. Make that many cocktails. All of them expertly mixed with our favorite Pisco Portón which was perfect in everything from Classic Pisco Sours to tangy Pisco Mojitos.
We're with Phil H when he proclaimed, "I am getting a ticket to Peru right now if this is the type of hospitality and food I can expect there. Panca hit it out of the park at this Elite event!"
Until next time, SYOY,
Jane K & Yelp NYC
Yelp Manhattan Community Director