Peruvian restaurant GK Bistronomie opened without much fanfare last October in Wynwood. Chef/partner Rafael Perez previously owned four restaurants in Ecuador, one of which, Zazu, in Quito, earned a place among the top 300 restaurants in the world by Relais & Châteaux. The Lima native also ran the kitchen at the high-end Little Palm Island Resort & Spa on Little Torch Key.
The restaurant's name is a play on the words "bistro" and "gastronomy," but everyone calls it GKB for short. Perez describes GKB's menu as globally influenced Peruvian cuisine. "We're using mostly Peruvian products prepared with very modern techniques."
During a recent visit to the industrial-style indoor/outdoor eatery, a seasoned waiter recommended the cherry wood–smoked shrimp ceviche ($17) of the six listed. It features Key West pink shrimp, heirloom tomatoes, orange, lime, cilantro, green plantains, and popcorn. If it sounds like a lot is happening, there is. But the potency of the lime renders all of the other flavors virtually indistinguishable.
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