Chef Mikiel Arnold has a goal.
That would be to bring Peruvian food to the people of Metro Atlanta.
Last year he introduced the “The Freakin Incan” food truck to the streets of Metro Atlanta, but now “The Freakin Incan” is a new restaurant open for lunch and dinner in Roswell.
Located at 4905 Alabama Rd., Suite 340 in Roswell, it it easily accessible from East Cobb and Woodstock.
While The Freakin Incan may be somewhat familiar to those in Atlanta that follow the food truck scene, Arnold hopes the restaurant will not only expand his brand, but also introduce more Atlantans to the wonders of Peruvian food.
“We operated the trailer from August through November, but decided to switch focus and open up our brick and mortar restaurant,” explained Arnold who holds a culinary school degree and interned for the noted Chef Gaston Acurio, in Peru.
Arnold said the food truck was received so well, he had to expand.
“Our food was received incredibly well, with customers sometimes coming back three times in an afternoon to order more food. We have been embraced by the small Peruvian community in the area and have turned unsuspecting new clients into fans of Peruvian cuisine.”
Here’s a sample of what you will find at The Freakin Incan:
Ceviche – Thin sliced grouper, lime juice, aji limo (peruvian chili), cilantro, and julienned red onion
Lomo Saltado – Stir fried Teres Major, red onion, roma tomatoes, and aji amarillo served with white rice and fries
Papa la Huancaina – Sliced russett potatoes topped with a spicy creamy aji sauce
Choros a la Chalaca – black mussels topped with a spicy pico de gallo
“The most enjoyable part of the business has been the interaction with our clients and sharing in their enjoyment of our food,” says Arnold. “Our client’s favorite dish would be the empanada de lomo saltado. It’s a deep fried empanada filled with stir fried steak, onions, tomatoes, in a spicy and savory sauce.”
Arnold says fans of The Freakin Incan food truck need not worry.
“ We plan on hitting the road again this spring and operate through fall of 2015.”
Follow The Freakin Incan on Twitter: @thefreakinincan and on Facebook: facebook.com/thefreakinincan