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Special Events Peruvian River North

Tanta, in River North, is celebrating the restaurant’s third anniversary, “Tanta Turns Three,” on Wednesday, September 14 at 6 p.m. on its rooftop terrace with a portion of the proceeds, benefiting 826CHI, a non-profit organization helping students cultivate creative, expository writing skills. Executive Chef Jesus Delgado collaborates with chefs Daniel Mejia of MFK and Ce Bian of Roka Akor to create a street food-inspired feast, during which each chef serves dishes at separate culinary stations. Guests will enjoy live music and specialty cocktails by the Tanta team and Liz Pearce (of The Drifter) with Fortaleza Tequila and Atlantico Rum, while celebrating the restaurant’s milestone. Raffle prizes include distinctive experiences and offerings from Tanta and the participating restaurants.

The anniversary menu presents dishes comprising a variety of cultural influences true to Peruvian cuisin—specifically Spanish and Japanese. Chefs Delgado, Mejia, and Ce Bian offer the following dishes to commemorate Tanta turning three, including:

Purple Potato Causa with king crab, huancaína sauce, avocado mousse, and salmon roe
Raw Prawn Cebiche with sea urchin leche de tigre, and cancha
Octopus Anticucho with choclo purée and piquillo pepper aïoli
White Anchovy with peas, radish, and pistachio
Mini Tortilla Espanola with blue caramelized, shallots, and whipped brandade
Steamed Clams with linguiza and salmorejo
Roka Akor
Madai with grapefruit dressing and trout caviar
Cured Salmon Tartar with goma sauce, shiso, and taro chips
Charred Heirloom Tomato with black garlic dressing, fennel, and micro Asian herbs

Tickets are priced at $125 per person and sold only online at Eventbrite.


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