NW Westover's ceviche-slinging spot Limo Peruvian Restaurant will close its doors for good in mid-October. According to chef/owner Josue Rivas (who also operates a restaurant in Florida), the shutter of the three-year-old Limo marks his full-time transition from brick-and-mortar restaurateur into the catering business. "I've decided to expand into catering, but at the same time, I'm going to be doing Latin American food," says Rivas, with plans to open up his repertoire to include cuisine from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Columbia, and Venezuela, all using Pacific Northwest ingredients.
The project, Sabor Catering Co., will see an expanded menu and experiments with new concepts — which, Rivas says, may result in another restaurant in the future. In 2013, Rivas plans to offer monthly pop-up private dinners: "I've already got a lot of requests from people, so I'm planning on doing those after the holiday, in January. Choosing a [different] venue once a month and doing dinner for 20-30, by invitation." Limo's last day is scheduled for October 15, with service operating largely "business as usual" until then.
· Limo [Official site]
Image of Limo Peruvian Restaurant courtesy Facebook