Garces’ Peruvian Bombshell

Usually the week before a big holiday is D-E-A-D, dead, dead, dead. But that isn’t the case this week as this bombshell just landed.

Jose Garces (Amada, Tinto, Distrito) is taking over the departed 707 on Chestnut Street and is opening an Asian and Latin-style restaurant with an emphasis on ceviche that will be named Chifa.

According to the always reliable Wikipedia, chifa is defined as:

Chifa is the name given to an establishment in Peru in which Peruvian-Cantonese cuisine is served. The name chifa comes from a Spanish adoption of the Mandarin words chi fan (吃飯), which mean “to dine”. The chifa is especially common in Lima’s Chinatown (barrio chino), but can be found anywhere in Peru with a significant ethnically Chinese population.

Jose Garces to open Chifa at 707 Chestnut [The Clog]
Chifa [Wikipedia]