Rosaliné, the new Peruvian food joint on Melrose, opened last June to much fanfare, and I’ve been eager to check it out, especially since it’s from the chef behind the much loved Picca, Ricardo Zarate. The place is definitely a popular spot, heck, even Ron Perlman ended up being there behind me, so when Phill said he made at 7:15 reservation I knew I have the best boyfriend.
First up was ceviche, the Kampchi ceviche — baja california amberjack, aji pesto, charcoal oven roasted sweet potato, aji limo lime dressing. I loved the sweet potato with it, and this dish was perfect to share for two people.
The quinoa covered chicharron de paiche were unique fish bites and the yuzu aioli sauce complimented it perfectly. and definitely worth getting.
My favorite appetizer was the Casua jar though.
Layers of eggplant terrine, potato mousse, avocado, botija olive aioli.
The first of our two main entrees was the filet mignon or lomo saltado. The pan contained sautéed filet mignon, roasted tomatoes, braised cipollini, sunny side egg, kimlan soy dressing, tomato coulis. It was quite filling, but we still had plenty of room for our final entree:
The arroz con mariscos — sea urchin, diver scallops, tiger prawns, manila clams, and seafood rice. It was just a bowl full of under the sea heaven. Definitely get this.
All the reviews were praising the Peruvian cake, and it did not disappoint. It was composed of goat’s milk manjar blanco, coconut milk, maracuya guava frozen yogurt, torched meringue, harry’s berries strawberries. The dessert wasn’t too sweet and had a load of flavors from the merignue, the yogurt, and fruit. Definitely save room for.
Overall Rosaliné not only lived up to the hype, but surpassed all expectations. Everything we ordered was terrific. I for sure want to return and try the paella, have another causa jar and eat my way through the menu.