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First Peruvian Quinoa Week about to kick off in New York, New Jersey

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Eight of New York’s and New Jersey’s finest Peruvian and Pan-Latin restaurants, in partnership with the Trade Commission of Peru in New York, will introduce the Peruvian Quinoa Week as salute to the myriad culinary possibilities of one of the world’s most healthful grains.

During Peruvian Quinoa Week, to be held April 28 – May 3, the participating restaurants – New York City’s Coco Roco, Panca, PioPio, Surfish, Morocho and Warqiue, Raymi Peruvian Kitchen and Hoboken’s Cucharamama – will offer special quinoa-centric dishes for lunch and dinner.

Dishes to be showcased at this six-day event include quionotto (fried quinoa ball); causa de quinoa (quinoa dollop topped with poultry or seafood); tiradito de pescado con crispy de quinoa (sashimi style fish with crispy quinoa); quinoa con pato (confit duck leg on bed of quinoa); and risoto de quinua con carne guisado (risotto style quinoa with meat).

Desserts will not be ignored, as sweet preparations like as crème brulle de quinoa francés a peruana and mousse de quinoa all have a place at the end of the meal, reported.

And, while exploring Quinoa Week diners should expect the unexpected, such as uni and other premium ingredients that draw attention to the classic French techniques and Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and African influences Peruvian cuisine delivers.

(Editor’s Note: After the article was posted, two more restaurants were added: New York City’s Desnuda and Hicksville, New York’s La Candela. The latest additions bring the total amount of participating restaurants to ten.)

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