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Inkawasi at 10667 Boardwalk Loop, Bradenton on Lakewood Ranch
Main Street (941-360-1110) is a restaurant that offers the traditional Peruvian food and modern tapas in a casual atmosphere. Their food is the result of a great fusion of cultures, starting with "aji panka and aji amarillo" which were used by the Inkas until the Japanese handled the fish and madewhattheworldknowsasCeviche.The Inka’scuisineaftermany fusions is now called Peruvian Food...and now this unique experience is here for you to enjoy at Inkawasi.
The restaurant is located on the Main Street of Lakewood Ranch across from The Grove and is such a pleasure to the senses when you walk in. A welcome and friendly greeting from the staff has always been my experience here and the inviting and well designed interior is a pleasure to enjoy a lunch or dinner or drink. Comfortable and inviting with fantastic and authentic Peruvian food to match. The food? How about OctopusinAnticuchoSauce -SpanishoctopusgrilledwithPeruvianantic- ucho sauce paired with potatoes and Huancaina cream or Empanadas / Turnovers - turnovers, stuffed with ground beef, chicken in Peruvian Yellow Pepper cream. For ceviche try the Ceviche Inkawasi - fish and shrimp mari- nated with their Peruvian Yellow Pepper ceviche sauce or Ceviche Clásico - Traditional Peruvian dishes made mainly with raw fish, marinated in lime juice, paired with sweet potato, choclo and Peruvian toasted corn. I’ll have to try the Flamed Seafood Salad, a wok-seared seafood mix with a touch of extra virgin olive oil and red peppers over a bed of lettuce and tomatoes and their house made vinaigrette.
Beef entrees feature Tacu Tacu - white rice, pinto beans and Peruvian seasonings mixed and pan fried with Flamed Tenderloin, Steak, Stir Fry sirloin or beef stew. Fish offerings include Snapper, Branzino and Shrimp, Grouper and a Peruvian Seafood Paella amongst some of the choices. They refuse to compromise on quality in their restaurant which is why they source their fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets. Good for them! A global wine and beer list offer some nice choices. Weekly spe- cials include Sundays 12pm-2pm unlimited red sangria for $15, Mondays 6pm to close 50% off select wines by the glass, Tuesdays 50% off wine bot- tles all day, Wednesdays 5pm to close 50% off all beers and live music every weekend.
Enjoy a wonderful Peruvian meal at Inkawasi in Lakewood Ranch
Inkawasi restau- rant is available for pre-
pared food for private
events, weddings, business
lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. Give them a call to discuss how to be a part of your next event, or stop in today for an excellent meal.
Many of us love wine (yours truly included) and enjoy talk- ing about, reading about it and of course drinking it. It’s lovely when you are around certain people who have a passion for the juice, a wine connection is always fun. A knowledgeable and entertaining owner is Mitch Soffer of at 2140 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota (941-926- 9463 (WINE). Mitch has been in the business 40 years now and he knows his grape juice.
Mitch is easy to talk to and his store has a great selection of wines from which to choose. The store is full of varied choices from around the world and Mitch can tell you about them all since he tastes between 50 and 100 wines per week. They have recently been awarded three Gold Medals from for the best Overall List in Sarasota, Tuscan List and Rhone List. Congratulations! Changes in the wine business? “Everyone has upgraded,” says Mitch. “there is a higher check average on wines, all with very good quality. If I am tasting this week and don’t like what I am tasting, next week the rep is back with another selection of wines that I might just like and buy. It is very good out there as the quality and availability of wines have really improved.” offer the highest quality of wines at the lowest prices. Business has been good here since many of us are staying home more and enjoying our wines. Assisting Mitch is Mitch’s wife Deb Soffer who also has great experience in wines. Be sure to visit them for all of your upcoming holiday wine selections for the best selections and prices.
In addition to the store, also holds pri- vate wine tastings, curbside delivery and now offer free home delivery
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