Pisco & Destino

Pisco & Destino

By Virginia Miller

Americans love brunch so much that we’ve helped export the concept around the world. But duck into Pisco and Destino Latin Lounge and Bistro on a Sunday for the reverse experience—a late morning meal of South American origin, straight from Peru. Settle in under flat screens streaming South American videos and trade the traditional Bloody for one made with Pisco, the grape-based Peruvian spirit. Or, for a refreshing morning pick-me-up try a Pisco Mule: Pisco, elderflower liqueur, muddled ginger, and soda. Ignore the time but think about ordering one of the ceviches (butterfish, red snapper, or mixed) each lighter and infinitely more flavorful than any stack of pancakes. Carnivores might go for classic lomo saltado (sirloin strips served over tomatoes, fries, and rice), or Venezuelan arepas stuffed with fontina and topped with slow-braised pork shoulder and pineapple salsa. Soon everybody will want another round—maybe a Pisco Sour this time.

sweet seats

With a large group of friends, grab the elevated back tables under a trellised carving affectionately called “The Pagoda.” Here you feel as if you have your own special section from which to savor both food and rounds of Pisco Sours.

chew on this

Pisco and Destino Latin Lounge and Bistro has the largest selection of Pisco in the U.S., with more than 50 bottles that serve as a base for Pisco cocktails ranging from the classic Sour or Punch to the Costa Verde (with cucumber and passion fruit). You can also order a custom flight chosen by the staff, based on type of varietals.

hours

Sun.–Thurs. 5 PM–12 Midnight; Fri.–Sat. 5 PM–1 AM
brunch: Sun. 10:30 AM–2:30 PM

price range

$3 (empanadas) to $18 (lomo saltado)

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