This upcoming Tuesday, Chef Richard Sandoval of Maya (1191 1st Avenue) in Manhattan will unveil his very own limited edition barrel of Herradura Tequila. The special event will be highlighted by a three-course dinner at this hip, Upper East Side mecca for Modern Mexican. Attendees will be treated to five different Herradura flavors and afforded the opportunity to mingle with the chef as well as Herradura’s own Ruben Aceves.
Tequila production is a time-honored craft passed down for generations throughout the sloping hillsides of Jalisco in southeastern Mexico. This informative gathering will serve up hearty doses of knowledge in addition to serious shots of booze, as you learn about what makes tequila the devilishly special spirit that we all know and love.
Renowned as a master of Latin flavor, Chef Sandoval is particularly deserving of his own style of Mexico’s favorite liquor. You can expect his double barrel aged reposado to be bold in flavor with a smooth, botanical finish.The perfect accompaniment to the piercing spiciness of jalapeño and the herbaceous allure of cilantro–staple flavors of Mexican cuisine.
Tickets are available for $75 a person, including three courses, by clicking here. The event goes from 6:30-10PM, so there should be ample opportunity to make the most of your tequila time. Just make sure to shake hands with Ruben Aceves. He’s been intricately involved with Herradura for more than a decade and will certainly be able to answer any questions you could ever possibly throw at him. The only thing that I have to wonder when it comes to tequila, is how come it’s always so darn delicious?