The blending of these cultures mixed with Peru’s unusually large number of climate changes due to its many geological difference, combined with its unique, indigenous agriculture is what gives Peruvian cuisine its edge and makes it the best cuisine from around the world. A minimalist décor preserves the beauty of this classic building with an added Peruvian flare. Enter the historic Pier 1½ lobby to find multiple lounges, an expansive dining room and a waterfront patio overlooking Treasure Island. The entire venue can be reserved exclusively for a cocktail style event for up to 490 guests, a formal dinner for up to 230 guests or a combination thereof.
“Ceviche better than Lima's” and “empanadas to die for” anchor the menu at this “fresh and fabulous” seafood spot, the Embarcadero outpost of Gastón Acurio's international empire, where “Peruvian high cuisine” is presented against a “beautiful” waterside backdrop (check out the “awesome views” from the patio) alongside “artfully mixed” cocktails; despite “high prices” for “small plates” and service that – though “well-informed” – can be “overwhelmed by the crowds”, most feel “it's everything you want in a restaurant.”