Check out more pictures of our Cantina dinner on facebook. Or the full menu here.
Guacamole with tostadas
Corn Fritters with jalapeño & coriander salsa
black bean dip
habenero & onion salsa
Fish Taco with Salsa Fresca, Slaw & Baja Sauce
Calamari Taco with Chilli Sauce
Prawn Taco with Palmito & Apple
Gorditas with Yucatan Pickles, Fetta & Fresh Herbs
Chargriled pring Onions
Dark Chocolate Flan with Tequila Poached Pears
Get yourself fiesta-ready and join us for a Mexican dinner party packed full of colour & flavour! You can bet your burrito there’ll be coriander, lime, tequila everything and tacos, tacos, tacos!
Upon arrival you will be welcomed with a complimentary cocktail and spread of nibbles, including my Guacamole (that has been approved by Mexican guests at an exhibition I catered – flattered!). We will be serving up a trio of tacos for entree, a traditional slow cooked dish for main and a contemporary take on the Mexican Chocolate Flan by serving it with Tequila poached pears and a prickly pear sauce. Yeah we’re eating cactus! As always, the night will end with coffee but don’t fret, there is no need to rush off until you’re ready!
Due to the awesome fact that corn is so important in Mexican cooking this meal will be gluten free. I will be making corn tortillas by hand using Masa Harina, a corn flour made from dried and ground Masa. Masa is a dough made from corn that has been “boiled and steeped in a solution of lime – calcium hydroxide, that is, not the citrus. The liming process, known as nixtamalisation, changes the nutritive qualities of the corn and alters its flavour” (Gourmet Traveller).
This meal can easily be dairy free also, so if you’re that way inclined just let me know :)