Ceviche Festival at Villa Peru Modern Peruvian Cuisine

Last modified on April 10th, 2018 at 2:11 pm

(Photo courtesy of Villa Peru on Facebook)

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There’s plenty of fish in the sea, but this one’s definitely a catch.

Villa Peru Modern Peruvian Cuisine is hosting another Ceviche Festival from Thursday, April 19 – Saturday, April 21.

Twice a year, Villa Peru highlights the refreshing dish of fish marinated in citrus juice, and this time 13 authentic Peruvian versions of ceviche will be on the menu for you to try.

The ceviche is made to order, which combines a seasonal catch of different seafoods with a Leche De Tigre citrus-based marinade of lime and ají (pronounced ah-HEE) peppers.

Many of the ceviches at the festival are not usually on their regular menu, so you’ll want to try them before they’re gone.

Ceviche Festival Featured Ceviches

  • Ceviche de Pescado – Mahi-mahi, aji rocoto pepper, red onions, sweet potato, choclo, and classic Leche De Tigre
  • Ceviche Afrodisiaco Especial – Lenguado, shrimp, octopus, scallops, conchas negras (black shells clams), calamari, mussels, clams, aji rocoto pepper, red onions, choclo, sweet potato, and classic Leche De Tigre
  • Ceviche Carretillero – Mahi-mahi, shrimp, octopus, crispy calamari, aju rocoto pepper, choclo, and sweet potato
  • Ceviche de Cangrejo – Dungeness whole crab, aji rocoto pepper, steamed yucca, choclo, and classic Leche De Tigre
  • Ceviche de Champiñognes – White button mushrooms, red onion, aji limo pepper cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, choclo, and steamed yucca
  • Ceviche a La Piedra – Hot cooked shrimp, saute red onions, aji Amarillo cream pepper, classic Leche de Tigre, Choclo, white rice, and sweet potato
  • Tiradito de Pescado – Sashimi Peruvian style Mahi-mahi, flavored with aji Amarillo pepper Leche de Tigre marinade of lime
  • Ceviche Mixto Clásico – Mahi-mahi, octopus, shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams, aji rocoto pepper, red onions, choclo, sweet potato, and classic Leche de Tigre
  • Ceviche de Camarones – Shrimp, aji limo pepper, steamed yucca, choclo, classic Leche de Tigre
  • Ceviche de Pulpo – Octopus, red onions, aji limo pepper, cilantro, choclo, steamed yucca, classic Leche de Tigre
  • Ceviche de Corvina – Corvina, aji rocoto pepper, red onions, sweet potato, choclo, and classic Leche de Tigre
  • Ceviche de Lenguado – Lenguado, aji rocoto pepper, red onions, sweet potato, choclo, and classic Leche de Tigre
  • Ceviche de Conchas Negras – Black shells clams, diced red onions, aji rocoto pepper, cilantro, choclo, cancha, sweet potato, classic Leche de Tigre

There will also be live music and their full-service bar that focuses on a rare and unique variety of pisco-themed drinks native to the country of Peru.

Villa Peru Modern Peruvian Cuisine is located at 1745 E. River Rd. For more information, call (520) 900-7310 or visit villaperutucson.com.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's not eating awesome food, he likes to talk and write about it.
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