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Los Angeles’ Ceviche Project Pop-Up Hits Houston

Chef Octavio Olivas hits Peska for one night only

Chef Octavio Olivas plating at a Ceviche Project pop-up.
The Ceviche Project
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Pop-up dinners haven’t taken off in Houston in the way that they have in cities like New York and San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a bustling contingent of chefs serving killer food outside of a traditional restaurant. Next week, though, one of the country’s most unique pop-ups will raise the bar.

The Ceviche Project, a pop-up that focuses exclusively on its namesake dish, will hit Houston next week. Based in Los Angeles, The Ceviche Project roves around the country serving ridiculously fresh fish prepared with Japanese techniques and Peruvian flavors.

Chef Octavio Olivas and his wife Shannon are the brains behind the project. Before beginning their pop-up in 2011, the ceviche-obsessed duo traveled the world to become “consummate connoisseurs” of the dish, and have since never served the same preparation twice.

The Ceviche Project will make its Houston debut on September 25 at PESKA Seafood Culture, a decidedly fitting home. Tickets are $100, and include five seafood courses and paired cocktails.

Peska Seafood Culture

1700 Post Oak Blvd Ste 190, Houston, TX 77056