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Review: Nazca Kitchen Sings With A Full Symphony Of Flavor

DSC05057by Steven Doyle

When we broke the story that Nazca Kitchen was moving into the shopping center on Walnut Hill just behind Red, Hot and Blues (and coincidently owned by the same folks) we had no idea what to expect. South American cuisine can mean so much, especially with its European influences. This allows for a broad and interesting menu. The beautiful interior was designed by  Hatsumi Kuzuu who also designed FT33.

The menu strikes bold flavors using interesting chiles as well as colorful grains and sauces. The restaurant is open all day, starting with a delightful breakfast menu that is all about healthy, just as you might enjoy in Brazil. Enjoy the Acai Bowl which is laden with the super fruit, bananas, granola and drizzled with passion fruit.    Continue reading

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Joyce And Gigi’s Kitchen Opens This Weekend

J&Gby Steven Doyle

Joyce and Gigi’s Kitchen is a modern South American restaurant, owned and operated by Joyce Stenvall and her daughter Gigliola Aguilera. The couple’s primary focus is giving a modern twist to traditional foods from Bolivia, Argentina, Peru and Brazil. They include on their menu Feijoada, Churrasco with homemade South American sausage and Majadito, a Bolivian dried chile red risotto with plantains and duck confit.  Also look for interesting starters such as empanadas stuffed with blend of cheeses, beef and duck, served with a locoto salsa, or the Causa Limena which are yellow potato croquettes filled with crab meat and served with avocado puree.  Continue reading


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