If you're looking for a unique dining experience that combines the flavors of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, then Matcha Picchu at Lausanne Palace is the perfect destination. This newly opened restaurant has already made a name for itself, thanks to its exciting blend of culinary traditions and its expertly crafted dishes. Just don't be put off with where they keep the menu...
The ambiance of Matcha Picchu is sleek and modern, with a touch of elegance that perfectly complements the food. The restaurant’s design features a beautiful blend of wood, metal, and glass, creating a sophisticated atmosphere that is both warm and inviting. We were led to a cozy table nestled by the window and our server approached to ask about drinks – the only catch? The menus are placed on the servers in the form of QR code buttons. One button is for the drinks, the other is for sharing plates, and the last is for larger main courses. Once we got passed the awkward (and slightly intimate) scanning, we were on our way to culinary heaven.
At the helm of the kitchen is Chef Thomas Pierimarchi, who has extensive experience in both Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. His innovative creations showcase the best of both worlds, using fresh ingredients and bold flavors to create dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Chef Pierimarchi’s culinary expertise is evident in every plate that comes out of his kitchen, from the delicate sashimi to the hearty ceviche.
Speaking of plates, the menu at Matcha Picchu is a culinary journey in and of itself. From the Tiradito Nikkei, a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese flavors with raw fish, to the Lomo Saltado, a Peruvian classic with Japanese influences, each dish is a celebration of the unique flavors of both cuisines. The star of the menu is undoubtedly the Matcha Picchu Roll, a sushi roll filled with fresh salmon, avocado, and cucumber, and topped with a tangy sauce and a sprinkle of green tea powder. It’s a must-try for any sushi lover.
But it’s not just the food that makes Matcha Picchu stand out. The restaurant also offers an extensive selection of cocktails, wine, and sake to complement the meal. The knowledgeable staff is happy to make recommendations and help you find the perfect pairing for your meal.
Matcha Picchuis a welcome addition to the Lausanne dining scene. With its fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, expertly crafted dishes, and elegant ambiance, it’s the perfect destination for a memorable dining experience. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or just looking for something new, Matcha Picchu is sure to satisfy.