It's just like Ciudad to go throwing dining conventions to the wind. Instead of wines, Ciudad is offering a mojito pairing dinner tonight.
Made even better, each of the four dishes served will be accompanied by refreshing mojito recipes crafted with Zaya Grand Reserva 12-Year-Old Estate Rum, ending with a snifter of the stuff straight. Hopefully, car keys are being held overnight at the door.
Here's a preview of what $45 will get you tonight if you choose to beat the heat on Ciudad's patio to match excellent Latin-fusion cuisine with our favorite Cuban cocktails:
Blood Orange Mojito Fresh mint, blood orange, sugar, hand muddled
Dungeness Crab Verrineavocado creme fraiche mousse, chiles, masago caviar, zaya citrus sabayon, tortilla croutons, micro cilantro
Supremo Mojito Fresh mint, lime, sugar, hand muddled
Watermelon Salad Baby watercress, Oaxacan string cheese,
Pedro Jimenez sherry reduction, macadamia nuts, marash chile
Black Cherry Mojito Fresh Bing cherries, cherry brandy, mint, lime
Zaya Braised Beef cranberry bean ragout, ham hock, roasted garlic, dried cherries
Zaya Straight Gran Reserva 12-year-old estate rum in a snifter
Cajeta Flan Caramel coconut rum sauce