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Today In Headlines, Porn Star Eats Ceviche After Filming A Sesh (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Ceviche on the Run]

[Ceviche on the Run]

News out of Peru today comes in the form of pornography and raw fish. Terra reports that the wildly popular Mia Khalifa, known for her large assets as well as receiving death threats for having sex on camera in traditional Muslim attire, ate ceviche last week after filming for Bang Bros. Tuesday, apparently, is a slow news day.

Watch This Peruvian Chef Go Ninja On Some Limes (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[YouTube / Jose Miguel Silva Merino]

[YouTube / Jose Miguel Silva Merino]

Just as the internet would have it, a YouTube video that’s more than a year old has come back around and gone viral, thanks to a radio station in Austin, Texas. The video features Julio César Távara Siancas, a young cook who works at his uncle’s cevichería in Sullana, Peru, who has some very impressive knife skills. In the video below, watch as Siancas blazes through a basket of limes with enough aplomb to make the most skilled of French chefs weep.  With nary a cut on his finger, he gets through his prep work in record time.

Gastón Acurio’s La Mar Miami Is A ‘Best New Restaurant’ For 2014 (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Thrillist / La Mar]

[Thrillist / La Mar]

Although we’ll be waiting until January to do our annual awards for 2014, other outlets can’t seem to wait that long.  U.S.-based culture website Thrillist released their 2014 awards today for The 21 Best New Restaurants in America, and Gastón Acurio and the team at the Miami location of his high-end La Mar cevichería has come away with one of the spots.  Even Thrillist’s Food and Drinks editor Kevin Alexander seemed surprised by the restaurant’s inclusion on the list.  “Though I’m usually naturally biased against hotel restaurants with the chef’s name in the title, once you try the Peruvian food at La Mar by Gaston Acurio, you’ll be okay with him naming it whatever he wants.”  That’s the Gastón effect.

No other Peruvian spots made the list, though Tanta, Acurio’s first restaurant in Chicago, which opened in 2013, continues to win high praise from diners and critics alike.  Per our sources, Acurio won’t be opening another spot in the United States in 2015, though various other international openings are in the works.  We’ll keep you posted.  Congrats to La Mar! 

Watch Martin Morales Give A Tour Of His Forthcoming Ceviche Old St. (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Ceviche / Martin Morales]

[Ceviche / Martin Morales]

This past Tuesday, Brit-Peruvian chef Martin Morales announced that in March of 2015, he’d be opening a second, although bigger and better, location of his wildly popular restaurant Ceviche, in London.  The new restaurant will be housed in the 120-year old building that formerly housed the Alexandra Trust Dining Room, which used to be a staple in working class dining.  Morales is going to preserve and transform the beautiful space into what could be the hottest opening in London next year.

In this video announcement and tour of the now raw space, watch as Morales talks about the three different open kitchens that Ceviche Old St. will feature, including an anticuchos station, and a ceviche bar.  He’s also going to be importing Peruvian craft beers, a first in London.  It’s as much a move forward for the spread of Peruvian cuisine as it is a beautiful restoration of old London.  As for us, we’ll be moving all operations to London as of March 2015.

Martin Morales Will Open A Second Ceviche In London Next March (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[Martin Morales]

[Martin Morales]

Don’t try to keep up with Brit-Peruvian chef Martin Morales.  He’s too busy for you.  When he’s not giving ceviche master classes at his London headquarters Ceviche, writing cookbooks, spinning records, or trying to help save a bunch of kids, he’s opening restaurants.  That’s what moguls do.  Non-stop.

Today via his eponymous website, UK-based chef and restaurateur Martin Morales announced that he would open a second location of his wildly popular Ceviche, offering Londoners twice the opportunity to get their hands on the restaurant and Peru’s most famous dish.  The new location will be in the former Alexandra Trust Dining Rooms space, built by Sir Thomas Lipton in 1898.  Now defunct as a restaurant, Morales says “I’m thrilled to be able to bring a dining legacy back to life with Ceviche Old St.”  Diners can expect ceviche a la minute, and live anticucho-cooking.  The new location will open some time in March 2015.