Thursday, February 6th, Upper West presents a Herradura Tequila pairing.
The event will take place in the front room, which makes for a more intimate setting as the Herradura ambassador explains the pairings. These very popular dining events at Upper West have been selling out consistently from inception. As always, Chef Nick Shipp designs a menu specifically for each spirit to bring your taste buds alive. It was an exciting menu to prepare for the chef…”It’s actually my favorite tequila,” admits Chef Shipp.
“I chose the Oaxacan region of Mexico, because of they're use of some not so traditional ingredients and techniques. Plus, 98% of my employees are from there which helps me to keep things authentic,” continues Shipp. “Goat is commonly used there as well as the grasshoppers. We're also going to be using huetlacoche also known as the truffle of Mexico.”
The first course begins with a coconut poached pescado blanco and a chipotle carrot purée topped with a lime-tomato jam and toasted cumin breadcrumbs. Herradura Silver will be served. Next enjoy a braised leg of goat with chorizo-sweet corn flan in hoja santa-tomato broth along with Herradura Repasado Pezole de Chivo. Next Herradura Anjeo makes an appearance along with Memelita, a traditional oaxacan pizza with queso quesillo, black bean-huitlacoche spread, roasted tomato, parsley oil. If you’re feeling adventurous, the crunchy grasshopper is optional.
Chargrilled quail with jalapeño & citrus marinade is next to be featured with a yellow curry mole, sauce guajillo, and cilantro-raisin pistou. A Herradura cognac Cask Finish Repasado has been chosen to accompany the main entree. And finally for dessert the Herradura Port Cask Finish Repasado will be served with a delicious coconut pudding with oaxacan chocolate shell, cinnamon, as well as a peanut butter praline.
Make your reservations quickly as these pairings always fill up. The Herradura Tequila event will occur on Thursday, January 6th at 7:00pm and price for this special pairing is $55.00. Upper West Restaurant is located at 3321 Pico Blvd., in Santa Monica. Call now to make your reservation for this event 310 586-1111. For more information see their website at http://www.theupperwest.com/