May 11, 2018
This divine Peruvian restaurant in Paris holds all the key ingredients to a good time out. Named in honour of Inca Manko, son of the sun god, (and the founder of the Inca people), you should expect to be treated like a deity. Gastón Acurio an international Chef, and the ambassador of Peruvian cuisine, created an authentic menu in which, the influences from Europe, Japan, China and Africa have blended together with the ancient Andean Culture to give customers a unique and exotic experience. Recommended menu: try the causa, the empanadas, some tiraditos and the famous ceviches.
The cocktail menu is full of fresh cocktails to try with new blends of Amazonian and Peruvian flavours. The drink to get, is definitely the Pisco Sour which the chef recommends every-time. You can order both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails from Manko, which means no one will feel left out here. They also encourage their guests to let the skilled bartenders ‘bewitch’ you, so keep in mind to ask for a ‘signature’ cocktail.
The restaurant has a beautiful interior and is proud to show off the amazing work of designer Laura Gonzalez. Using the Peru and Andean influence, Manko is dressed glamorously in royal Materials and bold colours. The tables and chairs are made out of precious and rare Andean/South American wood which sit upon a bold tiled floor. There is heavy brass metalwork around the walls and lots of golden ornaments.
A cabaret show is put on each weekend in the 1920’s music hall of Josephine Baker. The burlesque and edgy show starts at 10.30PM every Friday and Saturday and truly is a wonderful not-to-miss experience.