Sammy's Woodfired Pizza In Liberty Station To Be Replaced By Pisco Peruvian Rotisserie

June 24, 2017

Sami Ladeki will soon close his Liberty Station incarnation of Sammy's Woodfired Pizza to partner with chef/co-owner Emmanuel Piqueras for the opening of Pisco, a Peruvian restaurant specializing in rotisserie and ceviche anticipated to debut this Summer.

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza will close in Point Loma's Liberty Station on July 10. The 5,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor space will undergo a quick renovation to transform it for an anticipated July 27 opening of Pisco, which will specialize in the Peruvian rotisserie chicken dish pollo a la brasa, as well as ceviche made to order, piqueos (shared appetizers), and other specialties from Chef Piqueras' country of origin. Dishes will use as many local and organic ingredients as possible, as well as concentrate on sourcing only fresh, sustainable seafood from local purveyors. There will also be vegan and vegetarian options. Behind the bar, Pisco will offer South American wines, local beers, an extensive Pisco cocktail menu using the restaurant's namesake Peruvian brandy.

Emmanuel Piqueras comes from political royalty in Peru (his mother was the mayor of Lima from 2011-2014) and has been in the restaurant industry for most of his life. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Lima, Piqueras was a one-time nominee for Food & Wine magazine's "Best Young Chefs" title and is considered as being at the forefront of NovoAndina cuisine, which is the fusion of modern techniques and presentation with the indigenous flavors and ingredients of Peru and other Andean countries. He has also trained at one of Spain’s top institutions of Basque cuisine before coming to the United States, where he has worked at many Peruvian restaurants, like Andina in Portland, Mixtura in Seattle, San Francisco's Limon Rotisserie, and Panca in New York City.

Pisco will sit at 2401 Truxtun Road, Suite 102 within Liberty Station in San Diego's Point Loma neighborhood.