For the Ceviche Nights” dinner series, chef Ricardo Zarate, business partner Stephane Bombet and Food GPS invite some of L.A.’s best chefs into the kitchen at Zarate’s downtown restaurant Mo-chica. “Ceviche Nights” previews Paichẽ, a seafood-focused cevicheria debuting in Marina del Rey in 2013, while pushing the boundaries of ceviche. On December 9, we welcomed Mélisse chef-owner Josiah Citrin to help create a five-course menu, with every course featuring sea urchin, even dessert. Inventive bartender Matt Biancaniello served three exclusive cocktails for Uni Night, Mo-chica bar manager Deysi Alvarez crafted three cocktails of her own, and New Belgium Brewing contributed complementary tasting flights. Better yet, 10% of proceeds benefited American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Ceviche Nights continues on Sunday, December 16 with Ricardo Zarate, guest chefs Bryant Ng (The Spice Table), Kris Yenbamroong (NIGHT + MARKET) and Hourie Sahakian (Short Cake), seven courses, and tasting flights from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.