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Chowdown at Inkas: report

Ruth Lafler | Nov 10, 2009 11:23 PM

Nine local hounds met with Grayelf (and Mr. Elf) at Inkas for a blow-out dinner.

We shared:

Ceviche pescado (fish was sole, according to our waiter)
Ceviche mixto
Anticuchos
Fried yucca
Fried plantains
Empandas
Chicarrones de Pollo (fried chicken)
Picante Camarones (spicy shrimp "stew")
Chaufa Camarones (shrimp fried rice)
Pescado Sudado (steamed fillet of fish in broth)
Pollo a la Brasa (rotisserie chicken)
Aji de Gallina (shredded chicken in creamy chile sauce)
Combinado de Cabrito (lamb stew)
Alfajores
Picarones (sweet potato donuts with syrup)

Washed down with
Chica morada
plus a Chilean cabernet, a German riesling and an Italian dessert wine.

Total with tax (including corkage) but before tip was $307, or about $34/person with tip.

I think what really stood out for me were the sauces: the bright yellow chile sauce that was delicious on everything, the creamy chile sauce on the aji de gallina, the sauce our waiter identified as "black pepper sauce" (dried black peppers in and oil and vinegar solution) that came with the rotisserie chicken, etc. The alfajores were a very good version, with a delicate cookies that weren't dry or tough. The picarones were better than the ones at La Mar, I thought, but then, who doesn't like sweet, warm fried dough?

Thanks to everyone for coming out!

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Inkas Restaurant
3299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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