The gang at Hotel Congress have assembled quite a celebration of the thorny succulent that gives us the sting of tequila.
The debut Agave Heritage Week starts Tuesday, May 3, and includes some sumptuous meals, live music, guest speakers and more, all built around the humble agave.
You can find the whole schedule here
, but check out this dinner that Janos Wilder is preparing at his new Carriage House on Friday May 6:
Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Local Beef Cheek Mini Tacos
Smoked Poblanos and Mushroom Flautas
Cocktail: Blanco tequila, raspberry, habanero shrub, sparkling wine
Wild Mexican shrimp, pickled nopalitos, local chiles, mizuna greens, Anita’s corn tortillas
Agua Amarga: Blanco Tequila, Apple Almond Orgeat, Lime, Averna
La Codorniz Con Tequila
Tequila and lime cured quail, agave chiltepin glaze, mesquite smoked beef tongue, roasted pan patty squash, garlic confit, prickly pear and yucca root puree.
John Rose: Reposado Tequila, Demerara syrup, lemon, AZ Red Malbec, salt
Dos Corderos Del Corazon de Mexico
Double chop of lamb rack with chipotle recado, pepitas, Native Seed/SEARCH mole + roasted corn vinaigrette, lamb shoulder barbacoa, peruana beans, guacamole,
pickled cholla buds
La Mordidita: Vida Mezcal, Apricot Brandy, Dry Vermouth, “Mi Casa” bitters
Magdalenas de Mezcal
Ancho chile+ chocolate cup cake, raspberry and white chocolate Mezcal truffle, coffee caramel, berries and whip.
Served with fresh brewed coffee
And to top it off, it's a benefit for the fine folks at Native Seeds/SEARCH. Good food for a good cause—get your tickets now!