Mochica celebrates Peruvian Independence Day with Piscofest
“Pisco is the national spirit of Peru, and this year we’ve decided to celebrate it along with our national Peruvian Independence Day,” said Carlos Altamirano. “We’re looking forward to celebrating our Peruvian heritage with the people of San Francisco.”Piscofest at Mochica events include:Saturday, July 25
10 p.m. – 12 a.m
Opening Night on the Hill
Celebrating Peruvian Independence Day, the recent acquisition of Mochica’s entertainment license and the kickoff of Piscofest, a local house DJ will be spinning dance tunes to get the Potrero Hill neighborhood moving.
Age 21+ after 10 p.m. No cover charge for entry.
Sunday, July 26
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pisco Independence Brunch
Peruvian brunch specials, such as French Toast with pisco-soaked berries and pisco whipped cream and a pisco Bloody Mary with roasted rocoto peppers, will be offered on the a la carte brunch menu, accompanied by a live, traditional Peruvian Crillo musician.
Brunch specials are available along with regular brunch items on the a la carte menu. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 278-0480 or visiting opentable.com.
Monday, July 27 & Tuesday, July 28
5:30 – 10 p.m.
Peruvian Independence Day Pisco Cocktail Pairing Specials
Pisco Sour paired with Cebiche –
$12 (normally $25)
Pisco Punch paired with Beef Heart Anticuchuo –
$12 (normally $23)
Chilcano paired with potato Causas –
$12 (normally $21)
Pisco Flight featuring three one-ounce pours of three different premium piscos – $22
Cocktail appetizer specials and pisco flights are available both in the bar area and entire dining room.
Wednesday, July 29
6 – 8 p.m.
Pisco Night on the Hill
Pisco connoisseur Miguel Solari will be on hand to discuss the basics of pisco, its rich history, and the special relationship San Francisco has with the grape-based spirit. The event will feature a flight of three, one-ounce pours of pisco, three pisco cocktails, and three appetizer bites. Reservations for dinner are available following the event.
$35 per person; reservations can be made only by calling (415) 278-0480.
Mochica is a contemporary, family-owned Peruvian restaurant focused on using local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients to create a modern and vibrant interpretation of traditional Peruvian cuisine. Founded by three-time Michelin starred Chef Carlos Altamirano, Mochica features a casual tapas-style dining experience complemented by a pisco-centered cocktail program, small production wines and beers, and rocoto peppers from Chef Altamirano’s own one-acre farm in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Other restaurants in the Altamirano Restaurant Group include Piqueos in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, the Michelin-starred La Costanera just north of Half Moon Bay in Montara, Calif., the group of Sanguchon food trucks that serve the Bay Area, and the recently opened Parada in Walnut Creek, Calif. Mochica is located at 1469 18th Street in San Francisco, Calif. and is open seven days a week, with brunch/lunch on Thursday – Sunday, 11:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m; dinner Sunday – Thursday, 5:30–10 p.m; and dinner Friday and Saturday, 5:30–11 p.m. To book a reservation, please call (415) 278-0480 or visit opentable.com. For additional information, please visit www.mochicasf.com.