by Sara Graham
Mango Peruvian Cuisine (1101 Lucas Avenue; 314-621-9993) is celebrating 193 years of Peruvian independence from Spain with a three-day fete.
Owner and chef Jorge Calvo created a special three-course dinner menu that will be offered Saturday, July 26, through Monday, July 28.
"This event for the Calvo family will be their way of celebrating this national holiday with their family and friends," says marketing manager Jessica Lees. "There's actually a pretty large Peruvian population in St. Louis, and our menu of traditional dishes and familiar street food will make them feel right at home."
The celebration in Peru is a huge deal for the country. On July 28 and 29, there are parades, fireworks and bull fights, and most people take the day off of work.
At Mango, fruit-infused pisco sours, the national drink of Peru, will be on special. The cocktail is traditionally made with pisco -- a kind of brandy made in the region -- lime, simple syrup and egg whites. Calvo is featuring strawberry-rhubarb and nectarine Chilcano pisco sours, and and a watermelon "pisco-rita."
Check out the special menu below and call the restaurant for more information: