¡Arriba! | Restaurant Ceviche throws a fiesta for Peruvian Independence Day
On 28th July, Ceviche Old St, Martin Morales’ award-winnning Peruvian restaurant, music venue and art gallery in the heart of East London, is throwing open the doors and pouring out the pisco sours for the Peru Independence Day Fiesta. Martin will bring together the diverse flavours of coastal Peru, the mountainous Andes, and cosmopolitan capital Lima for a celebratory feast, with DJs including Martin himself manning the decks late into the evening.
Inspiration: throwing a party on a national celebration day or another local fest if you have a restaurant or club, might cause some excitement around your brand! A small list of fiesta’s from around the world.
This is how Martin Morales from restaurant Ceviche throws a fiesta
Kicking off at 6pm on 28th July till late, the feast will feature Ceviche’s greatest hits and Peru’s absolute classics such as Ceviche Clasico, Nikkei ceviche and Anticucho beef skewers in a Panca chilli marinade. Sitting elbow to elbow, guests can chose larger plates including Lomo Saltado, Seafood CauCau, a stew of king prawns, squid, mussels, and potato, and Pollo a la Brasa, a marinated (secret recipe) rotisserie chicken with Amarillo chilli salsa. Streetfood classics like ‘tamal’ steamed dumplings with choclo corn succotash and sweet kale pesto, and Adobo, tender pork chops cooked Ayacucho-style. Andina Bakery, Martin’s Peruvian bakery and the first of it’s kind outside of South America, will bake their crusty pan francès rolls for Chicharrón pork sandwiches, as well as Picarones, sweet potato and pumpkin doughnuts, and Alfajores, round cookies sandwiched together with dulce de leche. It wouldn’t be a fiesta without pisco: cocktails on hand include the Arriba Peru pisco sour, and the Toro Mata, with coffee infused pisco, Fair quinoa vodka and espresso, as well as bottles of Peru’s favourite soft fizz, Inca Kola.
Spinning tunes and keeping the party going into the night will be Martin himself, as well as DJ Carlitos Niño from the Latinos in London and Arriba la Cumbia collectives, playing Peruvian, Latin, mambo and salsa beats. Tables can be reserved at email@example.com.
Well if you have an Mexican restaurant you could celebrate ‘Día de la Independencia’ on 16th of September. Even a big American hamburger or chicken chains could create some excitement on the 4th of July…. Check out some other celebrations:
Belgium: ‘Nationale feestdag’ on the 21st of July
The Netherlands: Kingsday on the 27th of April
Germany: ‘Tag der Deutsche Einheit’ on the 3rd of October
Italy: ‘Festa della Repubblica’ on the 2nd of June
France: ‘Fête Nationale / Quatorze Juillet’ on the 14th of July
Spain: ‘Día de la Hispanidad’ on the 12th of October
Greece: ‘Greek Independence Day’ on the 25th of March
Argentina: ‘Dia del libertador José de San Martin’ on the 20th of August. For example, on this day the Gauchos chain organizes a ‘happy day’. The Gauchos Happy Days are Dutch / Argentinian holidays or celebrations, where they reward their guests with a small gift.
Thailand: ‘Songkran Festival’ or ‘Thai New Year’ from the 13th until the 15th of April (we published an article about the Thai Greyhound café in London that opened its terrace on April the 13th while celebrating Songkran).