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Chowdown at El Tumi in Reno


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Chowdown at El Tumi in Reno

SteveTimko | | Dec 7, 2010 09:12 AM

The Greater Reno Grub and Gripe Group got together Friday night for a meal at El Tumi, a Peruvian restaurant. All in all it was a nice meal. El Tumi proved to be reliable.
Four of us went. For starters we got a mixed seafood platter and plantains. The mixed seafood platter is always a delight. The highlight for me was the shrimp with the cornbread coating. They also serve catfish this way. I also like the oysters served in this mix. The dish also includes ceviche and Peruvian corn nuts. The plantains were also nice and came with a sweet sauce for dipping.
For entrees, Glen got the chicken, which is a reliable dish. They only serve it on Friday and Saturday evenings. Lisa got the Peruvian stir fry noodles, Allie got the chicken dish in cream sauce and I got a combination dish.
I think Glen’s chicken dish was probably the best of the entrees. Lisa’s dish is actually a Peruvian adoption of Chinese food. There’s more about it here where I discussed the dish at the restaurant’s former incarnation in Sparks.
We also enjoyed wine. Glen brought the 2002 Domaine des Baumard Savennières Clos du Papillon, which was showing quite well. I brought the 2004 Domaine Barmes-Buecher Riesling Steingrubler, which was off. We never did figure it out. I also brought a 1998 La Bastide Blanche Bandol Longue Garde, which is nice but pretty tight and needed decanting and not the hour of having the cork pulled that I provided.

The pictures show the mixed seafood dish, the plantains, a Peruvian black corn tea called chicha morada, the chicken dish, the stir fried noodle dish, the chicken dish in cream sauce and my combo plate.