Here's a glance at some of their modified and new items.
In a city of mostly Sonoran style Mexican cuisine, downtown restaurant Penca stands out with its fresh take on Mexico City-inspired cuisine. With new executive chef David Solorzano, the inspiration expands with other Central Mexico influences as well.
Penca owner Patricia Schwabe said she believes in Solorzano’s passion of cuisine, his understanding of ingredients, and his talent as a chef.
“He will continue the vision of Penca and highlight the tradition of Mexican cuisine,” she added.
Here’s a glance at some of the modified and new items that the new Penca chef has rolled out.
Ensalada Verde ($10)
Baby greens, radish, sunflower seeds, cilantro, mint, scallion, parsley, lemon cream
Seared ahi tuna, avocado crema, pickled shallot, pickled fresno, micro cilantro
Roasted split beef bone marrow, purslane and parsley salad, flour tortillas
Tacos de Coliflor (two tacos on fresh masa tortillas served with rice and black beans, $15)
Roasted cauliflower, salsa macha, peanut, avocado, cilantro, scallion
Tacos de Pastor (two tacos on fresh masa tortillas served with rice and black beans, $15)
Achiote roasted pork shoulder, grilled pineapple, cilantro, shaved onion
Arctic Char ($24)
Pan-seared arctic char, gooseberry salsa, purslane salad, quinoa (amaranth pictured here)
Arroz con Leche ($8)
Rice pudding with cinnamon ice cream, caramelized white chocolate, soy cracker
Penca is located at 50 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information, visit pencarestaurante.com.