This spring Rick Bayless' latest restaurant, Xoco Bistro, announces the “Yucatan Pop-Up
Series” to some of Chicago's favorite breweries for a three-course dinner and beer pairing.
The beer-themed dinners will
take place at Half Acre Beer Company, Temperance Beer Company and Revolution Brewing. The brewmasters will pair craft beers with Xoco Bistro’s spicy menu
inspired by the Yucatan,
where the flavors of achiote, citrus, smoke and habanero prevail.
“All of the flavors in this
dinner are really bold. They’ re not delicate flavors,” said Maurizio Fiori
of Half Acre Beer Co. “And in
our beer, we get ingredients to shine in a bold way. We saw the
same approach in the menu
Xoco Bistro presented to us.”
Xoco’s menu will be
highlighted by Cochinita Pibil tacos, made with suckling pig slow-roasted
in our wood-fired oven, and
topped with black beans, pickled red onions and habanero salsa.
Guests at these one-of-a-kind
dinners will also sip on a special beer cocktail, nosh on Sikil
Pak, a Mexican pumpkin seed
dip, and dive into a ridiculously good coconut rice pudding
dessert. Each brewery will feature a beer for each course.
th: Half Acre: 4257
N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
0 Dempster St, Evanston th: Temperance:
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