Wine dinners are pretty common in the restaurant world but the last few years have seen special dinner menus paired with beer and spirits. Tequila has become a popular pairing for dinners and Nook Kitchen in downtown Phoenix is hosting a 5-course Don Julio cocktail dinner on Wed. August 2nd.
The dinner will pair Don Julio tequilas that are aged and rare on some courses with a menu that is inspired by the cuisine of tequilas home state of Jalisco. The menu is as follow…..
Grilled nopales and lengua de vaca consume
Don Julio Reposado,
Himalayan salt cordial,
kaffir lime oil, cayenne flake
Chef LaRosa’s deconstructed Chili Relleno Poblano, Oaxaca queso, tomato chili chutney, tequila pomegranate gastrique
Don Julio 70 Clara Anejo,
dry orange curacao, spanish dry vermouth,
blood orange sour
Watermelon, tequila & lime shaved ice
Braised pollo de muslo, maiz de la calle, maseca, mole, frijoles negros a la hoya
Don Julio 1942,
fermented masa, tamrindo,
guanabana liquer, fresh lime
Mexican inspired chocolate flan cinnamon, cumin, chocolate
house made tepache (traditional Mexican fermented pineapple drink)
The cost for the dinner is $55 plus tax and tip per person and will begin at 6p.m.
The downtown Nook Kitchen is the 2nd location of the popular Arcadia restaurant and is house off the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn at 15 E Monroe St, Phoenix. (602)258-1037 http://nookkitchen.com/