480 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
TORTILLA REPUBLIC LAGUNA BEACH TO HOST MONTHLY SPIRITED DINNER SERIES, KICKING OFF WITH UNION MEZCAL AND FERIA DE JALISCO TEQUILA ON JANUARY 21, 2015
The modern Mexican restaurant welcomes guests to learn and sample different spirits each month while enjoying a prix fixe dinner set on the California Riviera
WHAT: Tortilla Republic Laguna Beach, the refined Mexican eatery boasting scenic ocean views, invites diners to explore premium spirits complemented by a customized chef’s tasting menu that showcases bold flavors and farm-fresh ingredients. This monthly event will kick off in 2015, with the first in the series taking place on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, featuring Union Mezcal and Feria De Jalisco Tequila paired alongside a $59 five-course menu (pricing will vary based on night/dinner reserved). The series is designed to give diners an opportunity to sample and learn about different tasting techniques, while indulging in menu items exclusively created for each event. Consulting Chef Cathy Shyne, Executive Chef Chris Tzorin, and Pastry Chef Katie Shyne will collaborate on the preset menu and speak to guests, while representatives Moises Rivera of Feria De Jalisco Tequila and Nicholas Potocic of Union Mezcal will talk about the history and flavor profiles behind each brand as well as stop by each table answering any questions. The next dinner in February will focus on organic wines of California from The Organic Cellar paired with modern Mexican dishes. Other upcoming dinners in the series will feature spirits from the regions of Mexico and Latin America.
Union Mezcal and Feria De Jalisco Tequila dinner menu includes:
Spicy cucumber mint and citrus bite spiked with tequila, and crispy tortilla strips
Spanish Chorizo Clams
Smoked paprika, fennel, and pino ranchero herb sauce with asiago toast
Red cauliflower puree, chipotle peach chutney, and blood orange beurre blanc
Whipped purple potatoes, chimichurri,parmesan stuffed tomato, ancho chile, and Cabernet reduction
Warm Strawberry Short Cake
Strawberry crema infused with rose bubbly
WHERE: 480 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
PRICE: 5 Courses with Tequila and Mezcal pairings / $59 per person
(Pricing will vary based on night/dinner reserved)
WHEN: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
*Following dates to be announced
RESERVATIONS: Recommended; Reservations can be made by calling 949.393.4888
ABOUT TORTILLA REPUBLIC
Tortilla Republic in Laguna Beach features modern Mexican cuisine in a sophisticated setting. From the owners of Taste on Melrose and Taste in Pacific Palisades, John Halter, Morten Kaag and Mina Azami, the Laguna Beach location is the newest Tortilla Republic in the portfolio for the restaurant group-the first opened in August 2011 in Poipu, Kauai, and the second location opened in West Hollywood, CA in March 2012. In conjunction with renowned interior designer Kirk Pereira, Halter, Kaag and Azami designed Tortilla Republic to reflect a polished aesthetic including custom furniture inspired by their travels to Mexico. Consulting Chef Cathy Shyne and Regional Executive Chef Brandon Warren have created a farm-to-table menu using fresh ingredients and organic produce. For additional information on the restaurant, please call 949.393.4888or visit www.tortillarepublic.com.
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