Peru meets Perth at Pan Pacific Perth with UMA. Journey through the flavours of Peru with award-winning Chef Alejandro Saravia’s modern take on Peruvian cuisine.
Uma, meaning ‘mountain water’ (pre-Incan dialect), celebrates the coast of Peru and West Australia’s own seaside lifestyle with a fusion of authentic Peruvian flavours and the state’s most sustainable produce. Designed by Perth designer State of Kin, Uma’s space is inspired by West Australia’s landscape and Peru’s exquisite food.
Alejandro Saravia is an award-winning chef known for bringing Peruvian cuisine to Australia. Chef Alejandro founded A Taste of Peru in 2007 where he shared his knowledge of Peruvian food through degustations, cooking classes and gourmet tours. With two celebrated Peruvian restaurants in the country – Morena in Sydney and critically acclaimed Pastuso in Melbourne – now Alejandro shares his exceptional cooking with Perth.
Uma will take you on a culinary journey through the regions of Peru. It all starts from the MAR (ocean) with ceviches, raw and cured; moves through the 'VALLES’ (valleys) serving seasonal vegetable dishes; ending in the ‘GRANJAS’ (paddocks) – plating up high-end beef, lamb, and chicken cooked the Peruvian way. Starring produce offerings from the most sustainable farmers in our state, Chef Alejandro has created a contemporary fusion of traditional Peruvian flavours and cooking techniques. Uma gives you a taste of Peru but also a snapshot of the fantastic produce here in Western Australia.