What to Eat at Border Grill’s Margarita Dinner with Tequila Corralejo

Photo: Corralejo Tequila

We assume you know Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s famous Border Grill better than you know the giant blue bottle of Corralejo, the only tequila made outside of Jalisco state that still earns the tequila appellation. Border Grill is featuring the spirit next week for one-night only during their margarita dinner, teaming its snazzy modern Mexican plates with margaritas made from the stuff. Kobe beef albondigas, shiitake ceviche, and sea scallops with poached peppers help form a thrilling menu that culminates in a tequila cheesecake with horchata, both using Corralejo. The dinner costs $45 and includes a gift bag from the tequila distiller. Reservations for the limited-seating event can be made at (310) 451-1655. Until then, we have the menu, below.

Border Grill’s Corralejo Margarita Dinner
Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
$38 per person - Border Grill Locals Club members*
$45 per person - general admission

Hoja Santa Wrapped Shiitake
grilled bread, mushroom ceviche, caramelized leek, oaxacan string cheese, salsa verde
Grape-nilla Margarita
vanilla bean infused corralejo reposado, green grapes

Albondigas Dos Caminos
kobe beef meatballs, spicy salsa brava, roasted shallot aioli
lamb meatballs, curried yogurt, caramelized onion marmalade, oregano chimichurri
Curried Margarita
corralejo anejo, muddled curry neem leaf, fresh lime

Sea Scallops with Olive Oil Poached Peppers
seared diver scallops, creamed corn, crispy serrano ham, blood orange reduction
Blood Orange Margarita
corralejo blanco, cointreau, blood orange

Coconut Tequila Cheesecake
corralejo reposado soaked golden raisins, toasted coconut, caramel sauce
Corralejo Horchata
corralejo reposado, rice, milk, cinnamon, vanilla

What to Eat at Border Grill’s Margarita Dinner with Tequila Corralejo