Peruvian-inspired Paiche is destined to delight diners in its warm, wood accented digs on Corbett Ave. Lima born, Chef Jose Luis de Cossio brings an original mix of sophistication and comfort to South American cuisine with a Northwest flair.
Currently open for breakfast and lunch, Paiche is a worthy destination for a unique, inviting foodie experience. The menu will change with seasonal offerings from the sea. Traditional “cebiche de pescado” with Chef Jose Luis’ interpretation of the classic Leche de Tigre, anchor the offerings. Jose Luis insists the best way to appreciate the flavors is by eating the cebiche with a spoon, unmasking interplay between ingredients without imposing the will of a cracker or tortilla chip. Sudado Norteño, features a poached lemon snapper balanced on squash and turnips in a sauce that escapes description. The daily special of braised, red, deep-sea crab in another exquisite sauce, is topped with the Pastel de Papa Morada, a purple potato gratin. The accent of two types of Peruvian corn pops up in these dishes, providing a savory counterpoint to the ocean’s bounty.
The coffee bar is full service and there are breakfast items that easily travel. Vegan options and green smoothies round out a healthy selection. Paiche's liquor license is in process for adding drinks with dinner, along with plans for a daily happy hour.
Welcome owners Casimira and Jose Luis to the neighborhood and join in the culinary adventure they're about to take all of us on.