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A Celebration of Peruvian Pisco National Day at Morena Restaurant & Pisco Bar

July 8, 2013 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Peru’s annual Pisco National Day falls on 24 July this year and celebrates the popular Peruvian beverage, Pisco. To mark the occasion and this year’s celebrations Surry Hills’ MORENA Restaurant & Pisco Bar is offering a special Pisco Dinner.

The event will include two Pisco cocktails perfectly matched with a three course special menu by Chef Alejandro Saravia, on the 25 July, 2013, priced at $60 per head.

TAT-www.thailand.net.auMORENA Restaurant & Pisco Bar prides itself on being the first Pisco bar in Australia, infusing and macerating their own Pisco to create a variety of flavours, not least the amazing Pisco Sour infused with Coca leaves and the digestive Pisco Emoliente, delighting new and not so new to Pisco.

There are many theories about the origin of the name Pisco, but Peruvians believe it to be from the town of Pisco, located on the coast of Peru, the region where the Spaniards planted the first vineyards.

Peru holds two annual national holidays dedicated to the one cocktail. The much loved national drink brings locals and travellers together for Pisco Sour Day, held on every first Saturday of February, as well as on National Pisco Day, taking place on 27 July 2013. If you’re lucky enough to be in Peru for Pisco Sour Day, the best way to honour the famous cocktail is by visiting the capital city of Lima, where the fountain in Plaza Mayor swaps water for Pisco, and some 2000Lt of Pisco spouts fresh into celebrating mouths all day long.

With Australia’s first Pisco Bar located at MORENA, Sydneysiders can now appreciate the famous cocktail in all its authentic glory much closer to home.

So what exactly is Pisco?

Pisco is a brandy made from 100% white Muscat grapes, known locally as Quebranta varietal produced in Peru and Chile and developed by the Spanish setters in the 16th century.

Pisco Sour is a cocktail that, like Mojito and Caipirinha, has increased in popularity in the United States, Europe and now Australia and is made of Pisco, egg whites, lime and Peruvian bitters.  Pisco Sour has become a significant and often debated topic of Latin American popular culture with both Chile and Peru claiming ownership to the drink.

Celebrating Peruvian National Spirit – “FROM PISCO TO LIMA” 

Date: 25 July           Time: 7:00pm                Price: $60pp

Bookings essential, limited space available.

E: bookings@morena.com.au   M: 0405 902896

Situated in the heart of Sydney’s upbeat Surry Hills, Alejandro Saravia’s MORENAlaunched in October and showcases the amazing variety of flavours, ingredients and dishes of Peruvian and Latin American haute cuisine. With a fine dining service, yet fun and relaxed vibe it’s the perfect destination for foodies looking for something fun and different.

MORENA – 15/425 Bourke St, Surry Hills 2010. More information and online bookings at www.morena.com.au.

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