Print
Restaurants

Golden Chicken Owners Have Another Go With Aromas Of Peru

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 10, 2018
Aromas of Peru is open at University Landing in Wilmington, a new restaurant by the previous owners of The Golden Chicken. (Photo by Jessica Maurer)
When husband and wife team Julian Herrera and Nora Linares sold their popular Peruvian restaurant in Wilmington, the Golden Chicken, to address Herrera’s health issues, they felt as if they were walking away from family.
 
“We had so many loyal customers and the business was doing really well,” Herrera said. “I know many of our customers were upset about the closure and concerned about my health.”
 
Herrera said he has spent the past couple of years building up his strength, eventually taking on work in other kitchens, as he felt able. When he and Nora spent an entire day cooking at a Peruvian festival in Charlotte, where they owned their first restaurant before moving to Wilmington to be closer to the beach, they had the overwhelming urge to open another restaurant.
 
“We said, ‘This is our thing…this is what we should be doing,'” Herrera said.
 
In an interesting twist of fate, they came to dine at Gallo Pinto, the most recent restaurant to occupy the space in University Landing where The Golden Chicken was located. They introduced themselves to the owners and within a few weeks received a phone call asking if they might be interested in purchasing the business.
 
“We believe that if something is meant to be, it will be,” Herrera said.
 
This time around, Herrera said he has a support system in place that will prevent him from over-extending himself. He said he has new suppliers that will deliver directly to him, eliminating the need for him to travel long distances. He is also able to work with local Hispanic markets, which now carry a variety of products from Peru.
 
Aromas of Peru is currently serving a limited menu, which includes their specialty rotisserie chicken, as well as several beef dishes. The menu will soon include a variety of ceviches as well, and the couple plans to make the left side of the restaurant a café, serving Peruvian coffees, pastries and desserts.
 
“This is what we’re made to do, serve the food of our culture to this community,” Herrera said.
 
Aromas of Peru is currently open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
 
Have a tip for Restaurant Roundup? Email [email protected].
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Jeff metrocopy

Public Adjusters are Your Advocates After the Storm

Jeffrey Feldstein - Metro Public Adjustment
Deedee gasch

Ten Questions with Laurie King, Vice President, Director of Corporate Relations at MCO Transport, Inc.

Deedee Gasch - Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Mc2 56882

2019 Homebuilding Market Demand & Pricing

Scott Byers - Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations

Trending News

Hello Again, Henrietta: New Dinner Cruise Boat Floats Into Downtown Wilmington

Cece Nunn - May 21, 2019

Wheelz Pizza Aims To Revolutionize Pizza Delivery

Jessica Maurer - May 22, 2019

On Park Avenue In Wilmington, Developers Plan One-bedroom Apartments

Cece Nunn - May 21, 2019

In Wilmington, Lidl Store Under Construction, Set To Be Done By August

Johanna Cano - May 20, 2019

New Businesses, Dwellings Spring Up In Carolina Beach

Cece Nunn - May 20, 2019

In The Current Issue

Trattoria On Market St. Savors Popularity

The eggplant Parmesan is so popular at Rosalie’s Trattoria, the restaurant can’t keep the vegetable in stock, said owner Al Cervini....


Columbus Ship Replica Comes To Wilmington

Modeled after the Santa Maria, the Nao Santa Maria has been on display at Port City Marina...


Info Junkie: Jim R. Roberts

Info Junkie Jim R. Roberts, Founder of Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) and Wilmington Angels for Local Entrepreneurs (WALE), o...

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`
Transporting the Future - Power Breakfast 3.12.2019
Health Care Heroes 2018