I had the pleasure of bumping into the fun and friendly owners of the new Peruvian kitchen, Wyraqocha, which is getting ready to open in the next few weeks at 110 Central Way. Cyndy Almonte is the General Manager and Lia Horna is the Executive Chef (photo). Cyndy is MY PEOPLE, having moved here from New Jersey to start this joint venture with her BFF, Lia. "What IS Peruvian food?" I wondered. Sounds like we are about to find out that it is a fusion of many kinds of food and mostly tapas (small bites so you can taste many things). The menu is still being finalized so they can be sure to find the freshest local ingredients for all of their dishes.
The interior of the restaurant is a slate gray with stone on the wall and dark hardwoods. Things have been slowed down with a few different contractors but they are all on track now. A family member with some super awesome artistry skills flew in for a weekend to paint the designs on their walls (photo). I'm looking forward to a)my kids going back to school so that b)I have some free time to have lunch with a friend in this cool new spot. ~j