Now Open Monday through Saturday with Late Night Weekend Hours!
Botika is a Peruvian-Asian restaurant that opened this summer at the Historic Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, TX. Led by Executive Chef Geronimo Lopez, Botika’s menu features “Chifa” (Chinese-Peruvian) and “Nikkei” (Japanese-Peruvian) cuisines, as well as inventive takes on traditional dishes from across Asia and Latin America. Botika’s bar offers classic cocktails and a wide variety of rums, piscos, and cachaças. The restaurant features a sushi-ceviche bar, a cocktail lounge, and late night dining options. Ample outdoor gathering space is also available, with indoor seating for over 100 guests.
ABOUT EXECUTIVE CHEF GERONIMO LOPEZ
Chef Lopez was most recently the Executive Chef and Instructor of Culinary Arts at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), San Antonio. He was the opening executive chef in the college’s NAO: New World Flavors restaurant, which also serves as a classroom for students in the culinary arts associate degree and Latin Cuisines Certificate Programs at the San Antonio campus.
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Lopez has more than 20 years experience as a chef in six countries, including serving as executive chef at top hotels and resorts in Ljubljana, Slovenia; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and La Guaira, Venezuela; and with Nestlé Foodservice in Mexico City, Mexico. From 2000-2006, he was sous chef with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Punta Mita, Mexico; Caracas, Venezuela; and in the United States, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Earlier in his career, Lopez worked in chef and management positions in several restaurants and hotels in France and Venezuela. He was also an instructor at La Casserole du Chef culinary school in Caracas. He studied international business at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas and culinary arts at the Hotel School of Beaune in France.