Celebracion del Mole y Tequila!!

Durham, New Hampshire— Chef Shannon Bard and tequila sommelier and managing partner, Sergio Ramos will host a tequila dinner at Mixteca restaurant in Durham, New Hampshire on August 19.  The four-course dinner will be paired with several varieties of Herradura, a tequila that has been hand crafted since 1870, the only 100% hacienda-made tequila in the world. 

Mixteca Restaurant, Durham, New Hampshire

Mixteca Restaurant, Durham, New Hampshire

The evening will begin with a welcome margarita, Mixteca’s signature watermelon habanero margarita. 

The four-course menu includes: 

The first course, Entrada, is Vieras en Recado Negro which is sweet Maine scallops, recado negro (burnt chili, spices, orange),  and avacado mousse.  This course will be paired with Herradura

The second course, Oceano,  is Pescado Marinado en Ajo con Mole Verde which is cilantro-garlic marinated halibut, earthy green mole, poblano rice, brown butter cauliflower and paired with Herradura Reposado.

The third course, Tierra, is Filete de Res en Mole Negro Oaxaqueno which is Maine Family Farms all natural filet of beef, classic Oaxacan black mole, black bean tamal paired with Herradura Anejo.

The fourth course is dessert called Pastel de Chocolate y Ancho con Platanos en Ron de Caramelo which translates to caramel-rum bananas, flour less chocolate ancho cake, cocoa brittle and goat’s
milk caramel cream paired with Herradura Selecion Suprema.

“We want to educate people on authentic Mexican cuisine and how hand-crafted tequila can enhance these amazing flavors and the experience,” said Shannon Bard, executive chef and proprietor of Mixteca.  “Sergio Ramos has completed the first phase of tequila expert class “T” certification by the Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico and is endorsed by the association of tequila from
Mexico  He loves to share his knowledge of tequila and great Mexican cuisine which I know will be a treat for our guests.” 

Tickets are $60 for the tequila dinner and seats are limited so please call the restaurant today to make your reservation at 603.397.5971.

About Mixteca & Zapoteca 

Executive Chef Shannon Bard and her husband Tom Bard opened their first restaurant, Zapoteca Restaurante Y Tequileria, in Portland, Maine in 2011.  The mission of Zapoteca is to take deep-rooted, vibrantly flavored Mexican dishes, use a combination of modern and old world cooking techniques and present dishes in a truly unique way.  

Growing up in Oklahoma, Shannon Bard and her family would sit together and enjoy large meals prepared by her grandmother and mother.  Shannon would join them in the kitchen and spend hours
making vibrantly flavored meals prepared from scratch.

Meanwhile, her father and grandfather, both small farmers, imparted lessons on seasonal produce and the hard work and dedication farmers put into each and every crop.

These early influences inspired Shannon to attend culinary school.  Following her training at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, Texas, Shannon, her husband Tom Bard and
long-time friend Sergio Ramos  opened Zapoteca Restaurante Y Tequileria. 

Mixteca opened in Durham, New Hampshire last year.  For more information on the restaurants please visit http://www.mixtecataqueria.com.

Media Contact:

Angie Helton, Northeast Media Associates



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