Acclaimed Chef Rene Ortiz Joins Tequila’s For Two Special Dinners

Chef René Ortiz
Chef René Ortiz Photo: René Ortiz

René Ortiz, the talented chef behind Austin, Texas’ contemporary Mexican restaurant La Condesa, which was nominated for the James Beard Foundations’ prestigious “Best New Restaurant” award, will be making a guest appearance at Philly’s longest running Mexican restaurant, the venerable Tequila’s, for two special dinners. On both nights (Sunday, October 24 and Monday, October 25) Otiz will prepare a multi-course $55 prix fixe dinner that will highlight his culinary vision, which stands as an internationally-inspired homage to the taste’s of Mexico City’s trendy Condesa neighborhood. Each course will be paired with cocktails featuring Sienbra Azul, the boutique tequila that Tequila’s owner David Suro produces in Mexico. Click through to see the entire menu and pairings.

Huarache de Huitlacoche
mushroom huaraches in a creamy mexcian sauce

Piloncillo Glazed Pork Belly

Paired with Bicentenario, blackberries, huitlacoche, Tamarind, lime, Xtabentun and Siembra Azul Reposado Tequila

Bife Lento
Short Ribs

Callos de Hacha

Lentil Croquettes

Paired with Cubico, obacco infused Siembra Azul Anejo Tequila, grilled pineapple, Dainzu Agave Nectar, lemon juice, Navan and garnished with Dainzu Hawaiian lava salt and saffron

Aguachili de Escolar
Chile Water, Ginger Chicharone and Ensalada de Trucha

Paired with Citrico, Ilegal Mezcal Blanco, Damiana Liqueur, fresh lime, tomato water, white grapefruit, Gomme and cactus salts

Acclaimed Chef Rene Ortiz Joins Tequila’s For Two Special Dinners