After opening in Liberty Station this past summer, Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria is bringing its brand of Peruvian cuisine to Carlsbad. The continuing partnership brings together executive chef Emmanuel Piqueras and local restaurateur Sami Ladeki; Pisco in Liberty Station took over Ladeki’s Sammy’s Wood Fired Pizza location in the complex and now replaces the Sammy’s Wood Fired Pizza in Carlsbad, which has been in operation since 1997. The 4,500 square-foot space on Avenida Encinas is scheduled to reopen in mid-December following a design refresh.
Known as one of Peru’s culinary ambassadors, Piqueras hosts a popular Peruvian cooking show and has headed up the kitchens of leading Peruvian restaurants across the country; the chef will transplant over dishes form the Liberty Station menu, including the rotisserie-cooked pollo a la brasa, Chinese-influenced lomo saltado and a variety of fresh ceviche. New to the Carlsbad location will be lunch service, featuring new sandwiches, salads and vegetarian options. The restaurant will also offer a selection of South American wines, beers and pisco-based cocktails. In a release, Ladeki shared, “We want Pisco to be a local staple where our guests can experience something different, have the opportunity to embrace other cultures, and really go on a culinary journey with us.”