Pastuso is known for celebrating the food, culture and diversity of Peru from the moment diners enter the venue and indulge in a pisco sour. Since opening in 2014, Pastuso has served up almost 500 pisco sours a week, which is set to total at 100,000 pisco sours in October.
To celebrate the milestone, Pastuso has teamed up with The Pisco People to reward all customers who have helped reach the impressive number. Throughout the month of October, all customers who book online for lunch will receive a free pisco sour and will be in with a chance to win a premium pisco hamper worth $400. The lucky winner will receive:
- A selection of premium piscos from Cuatro G’s, including their ‘Quebranta’, ‘Mosto Verde Quebranta’ and their ‘Mosto Verde Acholado’ provided by The Pisco People (valued at $235)
- Voucher for 15% off The Pisco People online store
- Lunch for two people at Pastuso, to the value of $150, where of course, more pisco will be flowing to accompany a meal full of signature ceviche, fire-roasted meats, Peruvian street food and more
Pastuso executive chef and owner Alejandro Saravia said: “Without the support from our customers, there’s no way we could reach a milestone so significant. It’s exciting and gratifying to be able to bring a large part of Peru to Melbourne and have it be so well-received, so I want to thank all of our fans.”
The history of pisco goes back to the days when the Spanish Conquistadores invaded Peru in 1532. At the time, the Conquistadores brought back only scarce amounts of wine just for the Holy Church. In 1553, to meet the growing demand for wine in the new country, the Marquis Francisco de Caravantes imported grapes from the Spanish Canary Islands. By 1563 vineyards were planted in the south of Peru, which became the foundation of pisco. Bringing pisco to the forefront of the Australian cocktail scene is Pastuso’s way of paying homage to an important part of the rich Peruvian culture.
Pastuso is also hosting regular Pisco Masterclasses, taught by pisco master Miguel Bellido. The class includes a tasting of different styles of pisco for $45 per person. Groups of 6-10 people receive three drinks and an assortment of Peruvian snacks. The next pisco masterclasses are on Saturday 6th and Saturday 20th October.
Free pisco sour with lunch booking:
Bookings via: http://pastuso.com.au
Only available with online bookings through the whole of October, 12pm-3pm
19 AC/DC Lane, Melbourne
03 9662 4556