Here's one more to add to Portland's growing pop-up dining scene: Chef Josue Rivas, whose NW Peruvian restaurant Limo shuttered in October 2012, is back, as promised, with a pop-up restaurant concept. Rivas's Pisqu Bar will pop-up at various locations throughout the summer, offering rotating menus designed to pair with Pisco, the national liquor of Peru. According to co-founder Alexandra Saavedra, the first event on Saturday, May 31 will feature a "street food" theme, featuring five courses with Pisco pairings. Future events, which should pop-up "one to two times" per month, may highlight themes like Amazonian cuisine, Peruvian fine dining, and/or flavors that are closer to home: "We really want to do one that's a fusion of Portland food mixed in with Peruvian."
After a summer line-up of pop-ups, Rivas and Saavedra plan to find a permanent home for Pisqu Bar, though the exact location is "still up in the air," Saavedra says, noting "we definitely have our eye on the east side." Pisqu's first pop-up will take place at a private residence in Northeast: Reservations are $70 inclusive of food, drink, and gift certificates to future pop-up events. Tickets and more information here.
· Pisqu Bar [Official site]
· All Previous Limo Coverage [Eater PDX]