How to Pair Tequila with Food

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 8:52 pm

Tequila and food pairings are exquisite when based on Mexican meals and traditional dishes. You cannot go to an authentic Mexican restaurant without having a Margarita and choosing from the many foods that compliment the beverage.

Hot and spicy foods are definitely make for great tequila and food pairings. The spiciness and bite of chili peppers, spices, and warm foods can be neutralized by being combined with the unique flavors of tequilas. Try tequila with traditional Poc-Chuc with thin slices of pork, touch of garlic, broiled tomato chutney with onion, black bean soup and tortillas or Panuchos – small tortillas filled with black bean puree, covered with shredded lettuce, chicken, avocado, sliced tomatoes and onions.

Pairing tequila with food can enhance spices and flavors like citrus, lemon, lime, and even cinnamon, cloves, cumin, peppercorn, cayenne, and other sweet spices. Tequila can be also added to the dishes – try delicious Chicken Tequila – young chicken flavored with tequila, fresh orange juice and a touch of chipotle chili, served with rice and fresh vegetables.

Tequila and food pairing possibilities are just in the beginnings of the experimental stage as tequila has just now earned a new persona for itself.

Visit El Portal for a selection of over 50 bottles of tequila, margaritas and Mexican food. El Portal is located at 695 East Green Street. Call (626) 795-8553 or visit www.elportalrestaurant.com for more information.

 

 

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