Chef Erik Pineda and his Mexican pop-up restaurant Requinto will be serving up a special menu for one night only at Pita Jungle’s downtown Phoenix location. The blended menu of both cuisines will be served during this week’s First Friday, November 3rd from 6-9 p.m. for dine-in or take-out with the restaurant’s full menu available as well. Pineda is known for his popular weekend brunch pop-up at the Linger Longer Lounge that draws inspiration from his family’s home state of Guerro.
“It’s really exciting to be able to do a collaboration with Pita Jungle, as they are a locally-owned giant in the Valley,” says Requinto Founder and Chef Erick Pineda. “The menu is going to consist of some Mediterranean and Mexican fusion dishes and some regional dishes from Guerrero. I am very excited to bring this menu to life and to be able to represent my culture in my city.”
The pop-up menu will include collaborative dishes using a fusion of cuisine styles including Chorizo-flavored Hummus served with pita and Turmeric Mole using Pita Jungle’s menu favorite, wood-fired cauliflower. Requinto will also be serving Chile Relleno Tacos, Acapulco Style Shrimp Cocktail, Chorizo Huarache and Elopozole soup, Guerrero-style. A full bar of worldly wines, local beers and craft cocktails will be available to compliment the meal for those 21 and over.
“In an effort to build on our tradition of rotating locally curated art on our walls, we are exalted to show off local culinary artists through our bourgeoning pop-up kitchen,” says Bassel Osmani, co-founder of Pita Jungle. ”This time around, we are featuring a collaboration with Chef Erick Pineda that floats exquisite Guerrero specialties to our healthful Mediterranean shores.”
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