Grape Harvest Festival at Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria

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Executive Chef/Partner Emmanuel Piqueras (Peru’s official culinary ambassador to the U.S.) will host a Fiesta de la Vendimia (aka ‘grape harvest festival’) at Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria in Point Loma and Carlsbad the week of March 12th, with special events on March 14-15.

February is grape harvest time across Peru and South America, when vines yield grapes that will be transformed into beautiful red and white wine varietals, as well as Peru’s world-famous spirit, Pisco. The season culminates in March with Fiesta de la Vendimia, when locals and tourists celebrate the fruits of harvesting efforts with fairs, musicdrinks, food and more! Fiesta de la Vendimia has been celebrated in Peru since 1958, and Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria is bringing the celebration to San Diego.

Guests can join in the fiesta with a special ticketed dinner or all week long with limited-edition menu items:

+ Private Wine-and-Pisco Pairing Dinner with Chef Emmanuel: Guests can partake in a private pairing dinner hosted by Chef Emmanuel Piqueras and his friends at BarSol Pisco on March 14th (Point Loma) and March 15th (Carlsbad). Get a taste of the Peruvian tradition at this educational event, which features three courses of special dishes expertly paired with unique South American wines and Peru’s finest pisco varietals. Chef will introduce each paired course and a representative from BarSol Pisco will share about the process of making Peru’s beloved grape-based spirit. Look forward to quinoa-encrusted seared Atlantic salmon with an aji Amarillo and onion marmalade, a special BarSol Pisco infused with vanilla bean and orange zest, and more.

Tickets are $99 per person and are available here.
Menu available here.

+ Week-long Specialty Dishes: If you can’t make it to Chef’s pairing dinners, you will have an opportunity to sample his special salmon dish delicately paired with a South American wine all week long at both Liberty Station and Carlsbad locations. Enjoy the freshest tastes of Peru with this limited-edition Fiesta de la Vendimia offering!

Pisco Liberty Station: 2401 Truxtun Rd #102, San Diego, CA 92106
Pisco Carlsbad: 5970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008 

Point Loma Pairing Dinner: Wednesday, March 14th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Carlsbad Pairing Dinner: Thursday, March 15th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Special dishes offered a la carte at both locations March 12th – 18th

About Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria:
Following Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria’s flagship success within Point Loma’s Liberty Station neighborhood, restaurateur Sami Ladeki and Executive Chef Emmanuel Piqueras opened a second location of Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria in the progressive dining scene of Carlsbad. Open for lunch and dinner service, Pisco introduces a menu of modern takes on Peruvian classics, as well as the largest selection of pisco-driven cocktails in San Diego. Learn more at

About Chef Emmanuel Piqueras:
As the Culinary Ambassador to the U.S. and Canada through Peru’s official tourism authority, Chef Emmanuel Piqueras has generated a new appreciation for Peruvian cuisine in North America. Highly regarded for Sabor y Fusion, his popular food show on Latin America’s largest international cable network, Piqueras serves as the Executive Chef/Partner of Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria, bring Novoandina-style cuisine, largely influenced by his experiences growing up in Lima, to Southern California.