On a bright corner in Long Island City, Queens sits Jora RestoBar specializing in Peruvian cuisine and craft cocktails made with pisco, a traditional Peruvian alcohol made from grapes. Foods here run the gamut from traditional ceviches to colonial stews and Asian-influenced stir-fries.
The meal begins with small plates of dishes like Ceviche Mixto, a mix of market fish, squid, shrimp, octopus and scallops cooked in lime juice and aji Amarillo. The dish is topped with red onions and choclo (large kernels of white Peruvian corn) and canchas (crunchy kernels of fried yellow corn). It’s served with whipped sweet potatoes.
Another specialty – Anticuchos – are veal heart skewers marinated in a special Peruvian chili sauce and served with fried potatoes and pollera sauce on the side, a creamy sauce with hints of garlic, lime and fresh herbs.
Larger plates include Lomo Saltado, a stir fry made with top sirloin, onions and tomato mixed with hand-cut fries; Grilled Skirt Steak with a hash made of summer squash and sweet plantains; Arroz Con Mariscos, a Peruvian style seafood paella; and Jalea, assorted deep-fried seafood and served with fried yucca.
Grab a Pisco Sour and you are set for a taste of Peru. Jora offers indoor and outdoor dining. Walk-ins are welcome.
Jora RestoBar is located at 47-46 11th St, Queens, NY (718) 392 - 2033
For more information, visit www.jorany.com