ACES OF TASTE: NATURE'S JOURNEY
Last Thursday, Aces of Taste (AoT) hosted their third pop-up dinner installment at Yellow Rose Distillery with Chef German Mosquera and Nik Botello. The theme for this dinner was “Nature’s Journey”, which played with various textures, proteins and flavors, while Chef German presented a culinary journey that was memorable for all guests.
The evening started with a social hour that included delicious Yellow Rose Whiskey cocktails, which would accompany the dinner. Tunes from guest DJ Charlee Brown set the mood for the evening. Guests were then escorted into the distillery barrel room where tables were set and guests were seated around the sweet aging barrels.
The dinner included, smoked Texas duck a l’orange for hors d’oeuvres and then moved to a fresh celery root with slow roasted foie gras to complete the first course. The menu had some minor changes, but the changes were welcomed. As always, guests were encouraged to visit the kitchen while platting was happening. This allowed for an element of interaction that patrons are seldom able to experience.
To conclude the successful sold-out diner, Chef German and Nik took a few minutes for the popular Q&A. He entertained guests with his articulate description of the dinner and ended the dinner on a solid note. As always AoT strives to create unique and one of a kind dinners that are memorable and delicious. Cheers to many more
Here a few photos from the outstanding dinner. Just click on the photos and this will allow you to scroll thru.
Photo Credit: Marco Torres of www.marcofromhouston.com