If the batteries for the batteries in your electric thermal galoshes lose their juice, a warm meal is an excellent back-up plan for heating. Today's belly-warming Groupon gets you $35 worth of Northwest–Peruvian meals and libations at del Inti Restaurant in the Alberta Arts District for $15. Put mittens on your stomach with exquisite fare that shines like sunbeams reflecting off fluorescent lightbulbs. Take your significant other for some culinary excitement on Valentine's Day, or bring along your softball coach to sway him into letting you play centerfield using an open oil drum for a glove.
Culinary hybridization frequently knocks on the door of culinary innovation, as evidenced by the growing popularity of mostaccioli gumbo and feta baguettes. This time, the regional and seasonal America Northwest cuisine has been invigorated by the bold flavors of Peruvian gastronomics. del Inti invites you to its welcoming environment with beautiful interiors as well as outside garden seating and a fire pit.
Guide your appetite along a dinner tour of handsome ceviches such as the tradicional with hebi, red onions, aji, cilantro, choclo, yams, and leche de tigre ($11) and the seafaring choros a la chalaca with six half-shell mussels ($7). When you've hit your weekly ceviche quota, grapevine over to del Inti's entrees, which feature the savory hanger steak saltado with stir-fried steak, onions, roma tomatoes, fried potatoes, and soy sauce over a mattress of rice ($18).
Indulge your veggie-tooth with quinotto, a risotto-style quinoa dish with winter squash, Peruvian corn, chanterelles, and portobellos ($16), or expand your horizontal vertices with seco de cordero, a cilantro-braised lamb shoulder with canary beans and salsa criolla ($18). Your taste buds love a good vacation, and the beautiful displays of fresh ingredients that harmonize into soul-satisfying bites will pack your taste buds' taste bags tastefully.
- From the time that we arrived, we felt right at home. The staff was incredibly friendly, held the door open as we walked in and seated us immediately. – normanpaperman, Citysearch
- I was impressed that even on a busy Art Walk night they were prompt in their service...I had the lamb over a bean stew with a zesty cilantro sauce. It was by the far the most tender lamb I have ever had! – portlandconnoisseur, Citysearch
- the firepit garden area is beautiful--and I really appreciate the menu, especially since new items pop up regularly – goodeatzpdx, Citysearch