Mandarin Oriental, Miami And Lan Airlines Celebrate The Opening Of La Mar By Gastón Acurio With A Culinary Adventure Trip Giveaway
Mandarin Oriental, Miami and celebrity chef Gastón Acurio has officially opened La Mar by Gastón Acurio at the Five-Star city resort. Contemporary in design and with a prominent waterfront location, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Miami features 326 elegant guest rooms and suites – offering dramatic views of the bay and the Miami skyline. Amenities include two high-energy restaurants, M-Bar – a dynamic cocktail lounge and martini bar, an award-winning tri-level spa, Oasis Beach Club, the luxury boutique Shanghai Tang and extensive meeting and business facilities.
Considered ‘the ambassador of Peruvian cuisine,’ Acurio continues to gain culinary acclaim with his unique restaurants which rank among the best in the world. The opening of La Mar by Gastón Acurio in Miami marks the third Acurio restaurant in the U.S., following sister concepts La Mar Cebicheria in San Francisco and Tanta in Chicago.
At La Mar, guests can enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor waterfront seating with three lively bars providing distinctive culinary experiences. La Mar Executive Chef Diego Oka provides a personal look into the creation of authentic Peruvian dishes ranging from upscale novo-Andean fare to Asian-Peruvian fusion and traditional seafood Ceviche. Having worked alongside Acurio for more than a decade, Chef Oka introduces an eclectic menu offering small plates such asNikei, Peruvian nigiri; Anticucho Grill items; and tapas-style Piqueos. Large plates include a selection of Peruvian Specialties and pan-fried rice calledArroces.
“We are extremely excited to introduce the spirit of Peruvian food culture to the vibrant city of Miami,” says Chef Gastón Acurio. “Our new La Mar by Gastón Acurio restaurant pays tribute to the sea with a beautiful waterfront location and the freshest local seafood on the menu.”
The dedicated Ceviche and Anticucho bars invite guests to journey through La Mar’s celebrated menu. Ceviches and Tiraditos utilize the cooking technique of curing fish through acidic juices and are presented in 15 different dishes priced from USD 9 to USD 29.
Creations range from the Clásico with fluke, cilantro, aji limo, red onions, choclo and leche de tigre to the Bachiche with scallops, avocado, and garlic-truffle leche de tigre.
The culinary journey continues with Anticuchos, a popular Peruvian street food. Priced from USD 9 to USD 30, Anticuchos are reinvented with varieties of Wagyu, Free Range Chicken, Octopus, Whole Jumbo Prawn and a vegetarian option ofPeruvian Asparagus.
A selection of Causa dishes, mashed potato dumplings topped with seafood, are served four different ways to include the Nikei (rocoto causa with tuna tartare); Cangrejo (beet causa with crab); Escabeche (potato with crispy snapper) and Olivo (potato with octopus tartare). Peruvian Specialties range in price from USD 19 to USD 49 and highlight the cuisine’s rich Japanese influences with dishes like Lomo Saltado, a traditional beef dish with stir fried potatoes, red onions, tomatoes, soy sauce, cilantro, aji amarillo and rice, andWhole Fish Nikei, the catch-of-the-day, prepared with Peruvian Japanese spicy sauce, bok choy and white chaufa broccoli rice.
La Mar’s comprehensive cocktail menu includes a list of Peruvian Classics, featuring cocktails infused with pisco, a South American grape brandy, and La Mar Classics, offering iconic cocktails with a Peruvian twist. These signature drinks cost USD 13 each.
In celebration of La Mar’s opening, Mandarin Oriental, Miami has partnered withLAN Airlines in the The Culinary Adventure Trip Giveaway Sweepstake/Giveaway. The giveaway will award one winner VIP dining experiences at celebrity chef Gastón Acurio’s restaurants in Miami and Lima, Peru, which is home to the original La Mar Cebicheria. The prize includes premium business class tickets onboard LAN Airlines from Miami to Lima.
The Culinary Adventure Trip Giveaway winner will start the journey in Miami and receive:
- Dinner for two at La Mar by Gastón Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami
- Two round-trip tickets on LAN Airlines from Miami to Lima in Premium Business class
- Lunch for two at La Mar Cebicheria in Lima, Peru
More details can be found by visiting www.mandarinoriental.com/miami/culinary-adventure-giveaway. To enter, please visit www.mandarinoriental.com/miami/culinary-adventure-giveaway and complete the online submission form. Entries will be accepted until April 24, 2014.