Mandarin Oriental, Geneva has teamed up with celebrity chef Gastón Acurio to open Yakumanka, an authentic cebicheria (ceviche restaurant) serving Acurio’s acclaimed Peruvian cuisine. The restaurant has a vibrant, modern setting and is the perfect complement to the hotel’s gourmet restaurant Rasoi by Vineet. To celebrate the Peruvian culinary venture, the hotel has launched a luxury Taste of Peru at Yakumanka accommodation package so that guests can stay and relax in style, and savour this extraordinary cuisine.
César Bellido, a talented 29-year-old chef and disciple of Gastón Acurio, is in charge of this second Yakumanka restaurant in Europe, after Barcelona. César honed his skills as head chef at the acclaimed gourmet restaurant Astrid y Gastón in Lima before overseeing the launches of Yakumanka in Barcelona and La Mar in Doha.
In addition to cebiche, a speciality made from fresh fish marinated in Leche de Tigre, a citrus and coriander marinade, Yakumanka serves tiradito, raw fish finely sliced and placed on top of delicious emulsions just before serving. Colourful, wholesome, healthy and full of flavour, Peruvian cuisine has something to tempt every palate.