Dos Rios Cantina and Tequila Lounge, located at 316 Court Avenue in Des Moines, will host an Aire Libre Tequila Dinner on Wednesday, June 18. The dinner will pair five courses prepared by Executive Chef Mike Holman with five tequilas from El Mayor. The meal will be served outside on the patio in front of the restaurant starting at 6 p.m., and fourth generation El Mayor ambassador Graciela Gonzalez will be in attendance to talk about the El Mayor brand with diners. The tequila dinner will be $55 per person, and reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at (515) 282-2995 or by emailing the restaurant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited for this event, so make your reservations early.
Here is what Executive Chef Mike Holman has planned for the event's menu (complete with tequila pairings):
Seared Scallop Tiradito with coconut habañero sauce and lime sorbet
Cocktail: El Mayor Welcome Cocktail
Braised Chivo Albondigas with artichoke, fennel, fresh cheese, black truffles, and salsa albondigas
Tequila: El Mayor Reposada
Sous Vide Halibut Paella with Spanish chorizo, calaspara rice, saffron broth, and shellfish
Tequila: El Mayor Blanco
Crispy Duck Breast with mole negra, white bean ragout, fried shallots, and micro greens
Tequila: El Mayor Anejo
Vanilla Soaked Sponge Cake with rice sauce, orange honey meringue, dark chocolate ganache, and rose air
Tequila: El Mayor Extra Anejo
This is a great opportunity to sample some fine Guadalajaran cuisine and some fine, imported Mexican tequila. To learn more about Dos Rios Cantina and Tequila Lounge and the Aire Libre Tequila Dinner, go to Dos Rios' website or Facebook page.