With a name that translates literally to "salt and pepper," it's likely that local restaurateur Gianfranco Percovich's upcoming restaurant Sal y Pimienta will feature flavor-forward dishes. Although Uruguay-born Percovich explains that the flavor will come from high quality ingredients rather than elaborate dry rub recipes: "When the meat is this good, all you need is salt and pepper. And of course, a great chimichurri." If a restaurant that centers around a solid South American-inspired, chimichurri-topped steak sounds familiar, it might be because Percovich has worked with the Cordúa Restaurant Group, which popularly brought South American flavor to Houston back when Latin-inspired restaurants were almost exclusively Mexican in variety. Percovich helped that restaurant group launch an Américas location in the Woodlands. Now, the former co-owner of Tango & Malbec in the Galleria area has decided that after ten years in the industry, it was time to debut a casual South American concept, and to do so in the bustling CityCentre development.
"We will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day," Percovich said. "Our foods will be flavored with South American spices, cooked on our wood-burning grill in the open kitchen. Our menu will feature the finest organic fish, meats and produce from around the world, all paired with the top one-hundred South American wines." The South American restaurant is slated to open this May. Once open, the restaurant hours will be Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Thursday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Social hour will be weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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