Sandoval’s Foray Into Peruvian Cuisine
Raymi, the first Peruvian restaurant in Richard Sandoval's contemporary Latin restaurant group, is now open in New York City’s Flatiron District. Raymi is the result of a collaboration with celebrated native Peruvian chef Jaime Pesaque, chef and owner of acclaimed Mayta Restaurante in Lima, Peru.
"I’m really excited to be expanding my repertoire and Jaime is one of the best in the business for Peruvian cuisine so it was a natural fit for us to work together on the menus," says Sandoval.
The menu, a nod to Peru’s multicultural spirit, features a blend of Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and native Peruvian flavors. The Raymi experience centers around a central ceviche bar, offering fresh seafood with indigenous spices and ingredients and served individually in clamshells. A sleek pisco bar will offer 30 house-infused varieties of the fiery liqueur, including lemongrass and purple corn. The menu — an at once familiar and adventurous blend of flavors — encourages clients to share and linger in the sensual Latin setting.