Baja Sur has quickly become one of the best Mexican restaurants in our area. Under the watchful eye of Chef Coco Hogue, their kitchen turns out creative spins on Tex-Mex and Mexican favorites.
We were excited to learn that Baja Sur had teamed up with Lalo Tequila to create a special multi course dinner. And those who missed this special evening should not despair; they’re planning more of these delicious dinners. Contact Baja Sur for more information.
We recently attended the first run of Baja Sur’s tequila dinners, featuring the Blanco tequila of Lalo. Chef Coco presented five courses paired with cocktails (and one shot, neat) created with Lalo Blanco Tequila.
About Lalo Tequila
We hadn’t sampled Lalo before. The founder of Lalo Tequila is Eduardo “Lalo” González, the grandson of a gentleman that tequila lovers might know: Don Julio González. Tequila flows through Lalo’s veins; the grandson learned his craft at the master’s knee. In general, we reserve blanco tequilas for use in cocktails; it’s typically rather raw and uninteresting. But Lalo is different. It is a purist’s tequila: Cooked in stone ovens, distilled only twice, made of unadulterated Mexican agave, with no additives. The flavor of the agave is proudly forward, resulting in a sippable tequila that is also a solid foundation for creative cocktails.
About the Food
Chef Coco presented five courses from her dinner menu that paired masterfully with the beverages created from Lalo Tequila.
Roasted Corn Chorizo Bisque
A smooth, rich bisque of roasted corn, Mexican chorizo, heavy cream, a blend of cheeses, green onions, and jalapeño.
A tangy, cool ceviche made from mahi mahi, pickled red onions, lime, and chili. Bright, acidic, refreshing.
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Two large shrimp are draped in pepper jack cheese, serrano, and bacon, and then grilled. They’re finished with a smoky ancho barbecue sauce and grilled onions and peppers.
Fresh Mex Caprese Salad
Chef Coco’s version of the classic caprese includes decadent chunks of fried queso blanco, sliced heirloom tomatoes, and basil pesto. Clever and cravable.
Chef’s Flag Enchiladas
We’re big fans of the enchiladas at Baja Sur, and the Chef’s Flag is perhaps our favorite offering. Chef Coco selects three enchiladas made her favorite ways, and combines them into a decadent course. Cheese Enchilada with a red chile con carne, Roasted Chicken Enchilada with a green chile roux, and Ground Beef Enchilada with chili gravy.
Tres Leches Créme Brûlée
The meal concluded with a very clever spin on the classic dessert. A pudding made of the traditional three milks is delicately brûlée’d and finished with sliced fresh strawberries.
We really enjoyed the opportunity to learn about an interesting new tequila while sampling Chef Coco’s wonderful cuisine. This tequila dinner was a delicious alternative to the more common wine dinners; we look forward to seeing what their talented team comes up with next.
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