Photos: Ceviche Nights & Beer Flights at MoChica in DTLA
Sunday marked the second edition of Ceviche Nights, a collaborative dinner put together by Joshua Lurie of Food GPS and the team at Ricardo Zarate's upcoming Paiche restaurant. The event brought in some of our favorite chefs from around L.A. -- Bryant Ng (Spice Table), Kris Yenbamroon (Night + Market), Hourie Sahakian (Short Cake), and of course Zarate himself -- to put their unique spin on the Peruvian delicacy.
Firestone Walker brewery provided some excellent pairings for the seven-course feast, which was a steal at only $75. The food scene apparently caught on to the deal, since everyone from "The Next Iron Chef" stars Marcel Vigneron and Simon Majumdar to the Tasted Network's Noah Galuten showed up.
What's more is that we learned something new through the inventive dinner: It turns out ceviche isn't just seafood prepared with lemon, tomato, and onion after all. MoChica's GM Stephane Bombet informed us that in Peru, ceviche can be anything that's treated with an acidic sauce mixture. In fact, the items can even be cooked afterwards, like the duck confit ceviche you'll see in the gallery. Click on for further enlightenment.