A new Peruvian restaurant will open in North Portland this month, according to today’s story from the Portland Mercury. Casa Zoraya, former Andina chef Zoraya Zambrano’s incoming restaurant, will move into the Piedmont neighborhood (very close to the Kenton border) serving ceviches, an aji amarillo empanada, and grilled octopus. The place seems to be a family restaurant — her son Gary Marmanillo (also an Andina alum) will run things with her, as well as her daughter and a family friend.
The website offers quite a few hints at what the restaurant will serve: A section of “our favorites” includes two ceviches — a traditional Mixto with leche de tigre, corn, and sweet potato and a “street ceviche” with prawns, octopus, and fried squid — as well as a selection of desserts. The spot will also offer a few cocktails, including the customary pisco sour and a bourbon-and-pisco cocktail with strega and xocolatl bitters. The Mercury story also alludes to a weekend brunch with plenty of tamales. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner during the week.
• Casa Zoraya [Official]
• Former Andina Chef de Cuisine is Opening Her Own Cafe in Piedmont [The Merc]
Correction: This story has been corrected to clarify that Gary Marmanillo is Zambrano’s son, not her husband.