It seems everything Arjun Waney (also famous for Zuma, La Petite Maison and The Arts Club) touches these days turns to gold. His new Peruvian venture, Coya, is no exception. Already packed and impossible to get a reservation, Coya consists of a members only club and lounge as well as a basement restaurant and Pisco Bar that is open to the public.
Food is prepared in one of three open kitchens: the Ceviche Bar, the Open Charcoal Grill and the Central Kitchen, and dishes are meant to be shared tapas style. I had dinner there last Friday night with my Dad and am headed back for cocktails at the bar this evening.
Here's a look at what we tried:
Salmon, quinoa, onion escabeche, aji mirasol
Yellowfin tuna, soy, sesame seeds, shrimp cracker
Chicken, aji amarillo, garlic