Chef/Owner Chris Damian has created a five-course pre-fixe Mexican menu that incorporates traditional Dia de los Muertos recipes into a five-course Mexican dinner perfectly paired with Patrón Tequila tastings. Patrón representative and tequila specialist, Melissa Looney, will host the dinner providing insight on the different tequila selections as Chef Damian explains the history of Día de los Muertos. The evening will begin with a complimentary Patrón Silver cocktail along with a tasting of an Amuse Bouche-Atole made with masa, cinnamon, vanilla bean and oven-roasted pineapple compote – the chef’s rendition of the traditional masa gruel used to nourish and warm sprits when they return. The five-course dinner will feature:
Chef’s Ceviche Del Dia
Chicken Tinga Tamales, Adobado Sauce, Chihuahua Cheese
Gran Patrón Platinum
Pan Seared Day Boat Scallop, Grilled Corn, Cilantro Oil, Ancho and Lime Aoili, Cotija Cheese
Gran Patrón Burdeos
Ancho Chili Glazed Short Rib, Shiitake Mushroom Chips, Jalapeno Mashed, Queso Fresco
Pescado Veracruzana, Seared Red Snapper, Roasted Tomatoes, Mexicana Verde Rice
Patrón XO Café
Patron Café XO Whoopie Pies
Guests will also receive a Día de los Muertos themed gift bag.
When & Where
Papagayo Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar is a playful, inviting eatery serving up homemade and contemporary Latin cuisine. Its unique menu is extensive but unpretentious, featuring familiar favorites and unique interpretations of the classics. With over 175 bottles of tequila to choose from and a long list of appetizers and house specials, Papagayo knows its tacos and tequila.