Joonbug link: Richard Sandoval’s Summer Restaurant Week.
Relish delicious delights in the sizzle of the city heat with Chef Richard Sandoval’s Summer Restaurant Week. Satisfy your hot summer cravings – Peruvian, Mexican or Latin & Asian fusion style – at three of Sandoval’s trendy New York venues. RAYMI Modern Peruvian Kitchen & Pisco Bar, MAYA and Zengo will be the exclusive participants. Celebrating the premier of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters on Wednesday, July 24, these three elite restaurants will be busy preparing some mouthwatering bites to equip for the show. Priced at $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner, this top-notch culinary occasion should not be missed. The talented Top Chef Masters contestant himself, Sandoval, never ceases to amaze and mesmerize with his simply divine culinary artistry. Savor restaurant week and treat your palates to a taste of celestial luxury – sample some of the delectable surprises Chef Sandoval may be cooking up on TV this season! Restaurant Week will be preparing its culinary magic from July 22 through August 16.
Peruvian food at its finest, RAYMI will be showcasing their entire menu throughout restaurant week. If you have never tasted the ecstatic thrill of Peruvian cuisine, Sandoval’s RAYMI is the place to explore the best of the best. The chic restaurant will be cooking up refreshing ceviches – raw fish dishes marinated in citrus juice – unique small plates such as Chicharron Sliders, plates to be shared including the Suckling Pig served with homemade potato bread, charred scallions and aji verde (green chili sauce), and tasty entrees such as Pork Belly for the culinary adventurers. Dessert connoisseurs will be in their glory with Picarones, which are crispy Peruvian donuts drizzled in sugary chancaca honey. RAYMI’s menu will also be incorporating gluten-free items such as their Market Greens small plate, made with summer lettuces, red ball radish and tarragon-mustard vinaigrette. This venue’s Restaurant Week package includes a three-course meal: a ceviche of your choice, one small plate, a large plate or table dish for two, and of course a sweet treat for dessert. To view RAYMI’s menu, click here. RAYMI is located at 43 West 24th Street.
Become fully acquainted with modern Mexican cuisine at MAYA. This restaurant’s lunch and dinner menus are designed specifically for culinary enjoyment, featuring their notorious, creamy guacamole, prepared with serrano pepper, tomato, cilantro, and red onion: a complete euphoria of flavors. Savor a three-course meal with a zesty array of options, including juicy Hanger Steak, Roasted Corn Soup and Chocoflan – sinful dark chocolate cake, caramel flan, and candied pecans – for dessert. To view MAYA’s full lunch and dinner menus for restaurant week, click here. MAYA is located at 1191 First Avenue, (between 64 and 65).
If you are up for a fun foodie adventure of flavor fusion, Zengo will irrevocably blow your mind. Bringing together Latin & Asian cuisine, this venue has uniquely designed dishes to introduce to your eager taste buds, including Korean Fried Chicken prepared with fermented chile, fresh corn potato salad and pickled chayote, Short Rib Tamale, Crispy Tofu and Seafood Bibimbap, which is a mouthwatering seafood party complete with head-on prawns, mussels, clams, and aji amarillo. Zengo is also preparing a delicious Salmon Ceviche, made specifically for this event. Individual styles, flavors and ingredients are blended together in this restaurant’s kitchen to create brilliant dishes like no other; a complete Zengo utopia. To view their full menu, click here. Zengo is located at 622 Third Avenue.
If you love to try new things and want to explore different types and cultures of excellent food, Richard Sandoval’s Restaurant Week is the ultimate time to broaden your culinary horizon. Click here to book your tickets for a guaranteed awesome foodie experience!