Taste of Mexico is a monthly special menu series that highlights the classic dishes and cooking techniques from a different Mexican state each month. For the month of September, join Chef de Cuisine Jose Alvarez as he explores the tequila-producing state of Jalisco. Noted for its quintessentially Mexican traditions, Jalisco is the birthplace of mariachi and ranchero culture. Menus run all month long so come join us for dinner before the month is out to try some of our favorite dishes from Jalisco.
The state motto of Jalisco is ‘Jalisco es Mexico’, meaning Jalisco is Mexico, and for good reason, as it is at the epicenter of what we often associate with Mexican culture. The State of Jalisco stretches from Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast to Guadalajara in the central highlands.
This month, we are featuring a few popular Jalisco dishes including birria, a roasted lamb or goat dish with salsa and spices. Of course, we can’t talk about Jalisco without talking about tequila! It is where a majority of blue weber agave is grown for the production of tequila as well as the home to almost every major distillery.
Along with tequila, Jalisco is the birthplace of Mexican folk traditions such as mariachi music, ranchero culture, and even sombreros. With a cuisine as diverse as the geography and character of the state, we are excited to share some of our favorite flavors of Jalisco!
FLAVORS OF JALISCO
Ensalada de Sandia y Jicama $14
watermelon and jicama salad, avocado, kale, tequila vinaigrette, sesame seeds
Callo de Hacha Tostada $16
scallop ceviche, watermelon, serrano, avocado, corn tortilla
lamb, guajillo salsa, cilantro, epazote, jalapeno
Carne en su Jugo $28
braised short ribs, potatoes, serrano, tequila jus, pink beans
La Paloma--called the national drink of Guadalajara $11
-blanco tequila, lime, grapefruit soda, salt
Batanga--made famous by Don Javier of La Capilla $12
-blanco tequila, lime, salt, coca-cola
La Venenosa Raicilla--Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco 45.5% $11
Mezonte Santos Juarez--Toliman, Jalisco 47% $20