Peruvian New Year’s Celebration at Andina

Join us for an evening of music, wine and Peruvian cuisine to ring in the New Year

PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 17, 2013) – When visiting Andina for New Year’s Eve, don’t be surprised to see Mama Doris carrying a suitcase, wearing yellow, or eating twelve grapes at the stroke of midnight. This is simply the Peruvian way to bring good luck and adventure in the coming year, and for owner Rodriguez de Platt and her family it is a tradition that runs as deep as their passion for delicious Peruvian food. Join us to celebrate these traditions as Andina counts down to 2014 along with a prix fixe menu of house specialties and a selection of wine pairings. The festivities will be accompanied by live entertainment by the Nat Hulskamp Trio, JB Butler, The Toshi Onizuka Trio, and Danny Romero from 6 p.m. through 1 a.m. For dinner reservations, call Andina at 503-228-9535. Don’t forget to wear yellow!

Grapes for Good Luck
“My family has always celebrated the traditional Peruvian ‘good omens.’ As the church bells ring, Peruvians believe that eating 12 grapes by the last stroke of midnight brings good fortune to their homes for the following year,” says Rodriguez de Platt. Mama Doris also celebrates the New Year with the Peruvian tradition of dressing in yellow and carrying an empty suitcase around the block to help bring travel and adventure in the coming year, with guests invited to join in. Don’t worry if you forgot your suitcase: “guests can certainly borrow mine,” says Mama Doris.

New Year’s Eve Dining
Andina has created a prix fixe menu offering house specialties paired with a selection of champagne or fine wines selected by Wine Director Ken Collura.

Dinner reservations are available from 5:00 p.m. onwards, with live music by the Nat Hulskamp Trio, Toshi Onizuka Trio, Danny Romero and JB Butler.
Early seating three-course dinner from 5:00-7:00 p.m. starts at $90 (price varying with choice of wine)
Late seating three-course dinner from 8:00 p.m. onwards starts at $100 (price varying with choice of wine)
Three-course Dinner-Only option is also available.

About Andina:
Andina, owned by the Platt-Rodriguez family, draws inspiration from the native culinary traditions of Peru, as well as from the contemporary cooking by some of Peru’s leading chefs. Chef Hank Costello and Andina’s kitchen team collaborate with owner Doris Rodriguez de Platt to develop a menu that celebrates the restaurant’s Andean roots with an emphasis on Novo-Peruvian cuisine. The kitchen sources native and local ingredients to create dishes at once traditionally rooted and personally inspired. The lively scene in Bar Mestizo features an extensive tapas selection, Latin-American cocktails, a raw bar and nightly live Latin-inspired music. Andina is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour and is located at 1314 NW Glisan in Portland, Ore. Call 503-228-9535 for reservations. Visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter @andinaportland and Facebook at Andina Restaurant.