San Francisco. Jan. 01 (ANDINA). Specializing in modern Latin cuisine. Pasion Restaurant opened its doors on December 31. 2010 in the Inner Sunset District of San Francisco. This contemporary restaurant with its colorful mural. glowing bar. and Venetian plaster ceiling features a ceviche bar. a wood-burning grill. and an extensive wine list.
Pasion offers eight different types of ceviche in different flavors. textures. and even colors. Their lobster ceviche is garnished with an artful blend of cocoa fruit puree. mango. papaya. Peruvian peppers. and vanilla bean essence.
"We combine elements of Spanish. Latin American. and Caribbean cuisines to create unique and sophisticated dishes." said Jose Calvo-Perez. head chef and co-founder of Pasion. "Modern Latin fusion is uncommon in this area. but it is catching on."
Calvo-Perez began cooking at an early age under the guidance of his father. Julio. who founded Fresca in West Portal in 1996. Fresca was one of the first Peruvian restaurants in San Francisco and helped make modern Latin cuisine popular in the city.
Calvo-Perez believes in environmentally responsible business practices that support the local economy. The restaurant purchases sustainable seafood products. and meats and produce from local farmers and ranchers.
For more information about Pasion Restaurant. phone them at (415) 724-5727. view their website at www.pasionsf.com . or visit their restaurant located at 737 Irving Street in San Francisco.