Cinco de Mayo!
cinco de mayo!
What a fun night this was! Any chance we have to celebrate with delicious food + drink, count us in! We made no exception here for Cinco de Mayo this year. With the opportunity for us to embrace + express our love for the flavors + beauty of Mexican cuisine we put together this fun little bar + snack menu for the night. We love our barroom. Thematic events + holidays allow us to have some fun with it, and we are doing more + more of these ‘pop-up’ style special food + drink menus in it.
This was brilliant expression of our Sous Chef Xavier’s homage to his Mexican roots + a way for us to showcase some of our beautiful Rhode Island bounty in a different light. The heirloom corn, the dried chilies + tomatoes from our summers, the pickled peppers, spices + vegetables that we make in our pantry, and of course our favorite local meats, seafood + cheeses, all inspire us.
In our food there are often undertones + accents of Spanish + Mexican flavors, the sensibilities + textures inspire + inform us, but not always so outrightly so. This was a fantastically fun way to enjoy, embrace + celebrate that!
bar snacks 9-11pm
Narragansett Bay oysters chilled with pickled tomato-chili-lemon vinegar
Chilled native squid + mussels ‘cocktail’ style with tomato, chilies, onion, parsley, lemon, lime + chargrilled bread
Heirloom cornbread + chili whipped lardo with chives, honey + pickled jalapenos
Chicharrones with lime + chili salt
Tacos! ~ with corn tortilla, house salsa, parsley + pickled onions
Baffoni Farm chicken ‘tinga with chipotles
Blackbird Farm smoked pork belly + pea greens
Rhode Island mushrooms + potato with queso
Blackbird Farm beef + chili ‘tamale’ freestyle ~ slow braised beef sirloin, smoked chilies, tomatoes + onions with corn-smoked chili polenta, pickled chilies + goat cheese
‘Rice + beans’ ~ black bean + tres queso risotto
Verdes ~ Asparagus, fiddleheads + brassicas with dried chilies, lemon + crumbled queso
Chocolate-cinnamon-chili cake truffles with sea salt, caramel + fruit
Mini lime + coriander tartlets with caramel, sea salt + whipped cream
La Rosa Mexicana ~ Tierras Blanco, lavender, honey, rose liqueur, lime, prosecco
El Burro del Jimador ~ Olmeca Altos Reposado, lime, ginger beer
Rhody Michelada~ Revival Brewing Hefeweizen, tomato, chili, spices, lime salt
Paloma~ Tierras Blanco, lime, agave, grapefruit soda, lime salt
María Sangrienta~ El Buho Mezcal, Aalborg Akvavit, tomato, savory spices
One Hot Chili~ Olmeca Altos Reposado, Ancho Reyes, Aperol, grapefruit
Adios Napoleon~ Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal, Maison Rouge Cognac, Galliano Ristretto, Pierre Ferrand dry curaçao
Siembra Valles Estate Grown Blanco
Olmeca Altos Reposado
Del Maguey Single Village Minero
Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal