Two things to note about La Brasa — firstly, it could open by late March, and secondly, all prior chatter about Peruvian chicken is not quite accurate. Boston Magazine caught up with chef Daniel Bojorquez, who swiftly debunked that impression. It was seemingly formed back in 2012, after a preview menu came out that had notes of Peruvian and French cuisine. In the nearly two years since news of La Brasa first broke, there haven't been many updates, so like a game of Telephone, a garbled message of Peruvian chicken traveled down the line.
A shame that that's not happening? Maybe, but anyone interested in Peruvian chicken can get a wonderful and cheap incarnation right in Somerville's Union Square, at Machu Picchu Charcoal Chicken & Grill. Bojorquez has something different in store, something centered around wood-burning grills. "Mexican, Peruvian, Middle Eastern, French, and many other influences will come into play as well, with one uniting factor: everything will be cooked with live fire," reports the magazine. Think meat, and lots of it.
As recent renderings hinted, there will indeed be a CSA pick-up area and a small market, which will offer lunch, ostensibly of the grab-and-go variety. Renderings from RODE Architects also a indicate a long bar and a lounge area in addition to the main dining area.
· What's in store at La Brasa, coming soon to Somerville [BM]
· All coverage of La Brasa on Eater [~EBOS~]