Today, June 28th is National Ceviche Day in Peru (dia del ceviche). Have you noticed that Peruvians like to assign a day to most things, especially food! For example, there is a pisco sour day (dia del pisco sour), a potato day (dia de la papa) and veering away from food, they even have a day dedicated to friendship (dia de la amistad).
Ceviche has been around for about 500 years! It is as Peruvian as pisco – salud!
In Peru, people like to say that Pisco (and if your underage, Inca Cola) and Ceviche is like a burger and Coke in the U.S. Enjoying a good ceviche with a nice pisco cocktail is like no other summer pastime. Some people even like to mix the juice in the ceviche (leche de tigre aka tiger’s milk) with a shot of pisco.
If you haven’t tried pairing ceviche and pisco, you must give it a go!
For you East Coast-ers I hear La Mar Cebicheria is opening sometime in the near future (apparently everything is ready but their biggest challenge is getting all the visas for their chefs and cooks – they don’t mess around!).
Here’s to CEVICHE!