I love big hotels. It's a place where people converge, convene, and interact. For an avid people watcher like me, it's perfect because it's a world full of strange and amusing characters.
I don't know what else to say aside from the fact that La Mar is beautiful. Situated on Pier 1 1/2, La Mar occupies a premium address along the San Francisco Bay next to the Ferry Building. With its natural lighting and beautiful vibrant colors, you feel like you've been transported from the SF Bay to a warm island destination along the beach. The menu is pretty much the same experience: vibrant, color displays that capture your attention and leave a lasting impression on your palate.
You can't go to a Peruvian restaurant and not try the ceviche right? The ceviche tasting includes the mixto, chifa, nikei, and clasico.
The tiraditos tres ajies is a modern take on the traditional ceviche. The difference is between the two is the way the fish is sliced, which is more in line with the Japanese sashimi cut.
The lomo saltado is a traditional Peruvian stir fry dish with beef tenderloin, fries, and rice. This reminded me of Animal's poutine dish. Yum.
I didn't mind at all the excursion to Peru while I was in SF.