Vancouver’s new Peruvian restaurant Suyo to open on August 25

The highly-anticipated eatery from chef Ricardo Valverde is opening next week

After announcing that a new Peruvian concept was en route to Vancouver back in May, celebrated chef Ricardo Valverde and the team behind Suyo revealed today that it will officially be opening in Mount Pleasant on August 25. 

While the announcement of a definitive opening date is exciting enough in and of itself, the restaurant also unveiled a few more details about both chef Valverde’s menu and the Main Street space itself. 

Expanding on its initial description, Suyo’s menu will offer a contemporary take on classic Peruvian cooking and cuisine, with meat- and seafood-forward dishes like steelhead trout tartare with crispy nori, cucumber, avocado, and aji amarillo pepper; short rib seco with white beans, endive, chicha de jora, and modern salsa criolla; and Aji di Gallina ravioli with parsley oil, Grana Padano, cashews, and black truffle. 

The restaurant will also offer a range of meat-free options, including a summer squash tiradito with charred tomato, quinoa pop, and corn leche de tigre; ensalada rusa with avocado, beets, young carrots, green beans, and charred carrot, as well as a selection of Peruvian desserts like the King Kong (pineapple compote, sable, and whipped dulce de leche) and the Chocolate Tres Leches.

The bar program looks to be equally expansive with creative cocktails like the Undergrowth (Bicardi Ocho, Diplomatico Planas, citrus, Amazonian falernum, chicha morada tepache), all eight varieties of Pisco, and a wide selection of South American and New World wines.

In terms of restaurant’s design, the 49-seat dining room boasts a lush jungle greenery, sleek natural wood detailing, and a golden Incan-inspired bar, along with a 20-seat private dining room that features artwork inspired by Peru’s Nazca Lines. 

Suyo is set to open in Vancouver on August 25 and will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5 p.m. till late. Advance reservations can be made online.