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A Tanta-lizing Taste of Peru in River North Restaurant

The cuisine and culture of Peru get their due diligence at River North newcomer Tanta, a collaboration between world-revered Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio and VBD Group, LLC.

 

Tanta,  Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio

 

(Tanta Cebiche)

The first time I tried South American food I was at Epcot and it was revelatory. There’s just something so special about enjoying a flaky, beefy empanada under the watchful eye of Mickey and co. It was a small foray into ethnic eating at the time, but that introduction into a new realm of cuisine was an eye-opener, and as a youngster, it showed me that there is a whole world of food beyond mom’s shepherd’s pie and American chop suey. I haven’t felt quite this riveted in years, until my recent dinner at Tanta restaurant that is.

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