Tanta, a Peruvian dining destination in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, announced a new Chef’s Table experience, Aventura Culinaria, which begins March 1.
Defined as an off-the-menu exploration of the country, the menu focuses on the three main food regions—the Andean Highlands, the Amazon Jungle, and coastline—along with international culinary influences from Spain, China, Japan, Italy, and Africa.
Chef Jesus Delgado kicks off the meal with a mix of family-style and individually plated dishes for a group of six to 20 guests, presented from the restaurant’s open kitchen window and signature cebiche bar.
The nine-course meal presents guests with the opportunity to enjoy off-the-menu items, highlighting the country’s freshest seafood from the coastline, thousands of varieties of peppers and potatoes of the Andean Highlands, and exotic fruits found in the Amazon Jungle.
Hand-selected beverage pairings, offered as an additional cost, enhance the guest experience, with traditional Peruvian bebidas (cocktails/beverages), Pisco Sours, and South American wines.
“Offering dishes that are typically unavailable on our regular dinner menu allows guests to enjoy a completely different side of Peruvian cuisine,” Chef Delgado says. “Aventura Culinaria is our way of celebrating the diversity of the country’s renowned food and invites guests explore Peru in a more intimate setting.”
The Aventura Culinaria Chef’s Table experience is priced at $80 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, and must be reserved with a credit card. Optional beverage pairings are available for an additional $50 per person.
Two Chef’s Tables, seating up to ten each, are available to reserve individually or can be combined to accommodate groups up to 20. Two seating times are available, both an early and late.