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7x7's May 2013 Travel Issue Launch at La Mar

7x7 unveiled our newest issue—dedicated to the most intriguing Latin American destinations for San Francisco's travelers—on a gorgeous day at La Mar Cebecheria Peruana on the Embarcadero.

Guests enjoyed the beautiful Bay Area spring weather while enjoying a variety of bites from La Mar's famed menu, and stayed cool with delicious cocktails—made with Barsol pisco and Karlsson's vodka—as well as icy Sapporo beer. Also on offer was a dedicated tasting station featuring wines from Peju Province Winery and Tess Wines.

The invite-only event brought together 7x7's editors, contributors and staffers with a few of San Francisco's buzziest citizens who were featured in the issue, and everyone rocked out to the excellent soundscape provided by DJ King Most.

Photos: Anna-Alexia Basile for Drew Altizer Photography | drewaltizer.com


Cocktails created by La Mar San Francisco bar manager Joselino Solis:

SWEDISH MULE 
Karlsson's Vodka, lime, ginger syrup, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale

COSMOPOLITAN
Karlsson's Vodka, triple sec, cranberry, lime

PISCO SOUR
Barsol Pisco, lime, simple syrup, egg whites

PISCO PUNCH
Barsol Pisco, pineapple syrup, lemon


Passed appetizers from La Mar San Francisco

causa casera (vegetarian)
yellow potato causa, artichokes, broccoli, avocado and tomato confit with aji amarillo huancaina sauce and basil cilantro oil

empanadas de k’apchi
pisco-flambéed crimini mushrooms, with aji amarillo, aji panca, huacatay, and queso fresco served with aji amarillo huancaina sauce

quinoa chaufa
wok-fried quinoa with Chinese sausage, egg noodles, scallions, bell peppers, and chifa seasonings, with a side of fried banana, sunny side up egg, pickled salad and aji panca sauce

anticucho carne
grilled flat iron steak on skewers