To celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, El Moro Spirits and Tavern will host a CRAFT food and cocktail pairing event, from 7 to 9 p.m. El Moro is partnering with Steamworks Brewing Co. and Suerte Tequila. The restaurant will be closed to the public for the evening.
“CRAFT will feature six stations, each with a creative El Moro food offering paired with a unique Valentine’s-inspired cocktail or Steamworks craft beer,” said Dave Woodruff, El Moro’s general manager, in a news release.
The event is a cocktail party-type atmosphere, with guests invited to move among stations staffed with those knowledgeable about the food and beverages.
“We wanted an alternative to the traditional Valentine’s date night or dinner,” said El Moro’s Executive Chef Sean Clark.
“Not everyone has a significant other to be with on Valentine’s Day, so this party atmosphere offers an opportunity for singles, families, roommates,” said Clark.
Clark and his team, which includes El Moro Chefs John Feely, Jake Bryant and Jesse Burnett, oversaw development of the Valentine’s Day CRAFT menu:
Masa Crusted Albondigas paired with “Run Around Sue” (Mezcal Vago Espadin, Martini & Rossi Rubino Vermouth, Peach Street Amaro, Lustau Fino Sherry, Bittermens Mole Bitters)Fresh Corvina Crudo paired with “Jalisco Waltz” (Lavender Infused Suerte Blanco Tequila, Lemon Juice, Agave Syrup, Lillet Rose)Mole Ice Cream with Roasted Pepitas and Churros paired with “Love Triangle” (Mezcal Vago Espadin, Meletti Cioccolate Liqueur, Lustau Pedro Ximinez Sherry, Lustau Fino Sherry, Bitter Truth Golden Falernum)Pork Cheek Pibil paired with “Swipe Me Right” (Habanero Infused Suerte Reposado, Aperol, Campari, Dolin Rouge Vermouth)Roasted Cabraito Areppa paired with Steamworks Colorado Kölsch and Steamworks Prescribed BurnSouthwest Style Oysters on the half shell paired with: Steamworks Macho Man Imperial StoutCost is $50 per person. Tickets are available at El Moro Spirits and Tavern, 945 Main Ave. The event is open to those age 21 or over.
For more information, visit www.elmorotavern.com or call 259-5555.