Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wine Vault & Bistro: 10-Course Cinco de Mayo Margarita Fiesta - San Diego, California

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
San Diego, California

Wine Vault & Bistro
3731-A India Street
San Diego, California 92103

Cost: $42.50 plus tax and gratuity includes all ten courses and all five drinks

Wine Vault & Bistro: 10-Course Cinco de Mayo Margarita Fiesta with Paired Libations

$42.50 plus tax and gratuity includes all ten courses and all five drinks

Your choice of two dates:

Saturday, May 4, 2013 anytime from 4:30 on
   ~ or ~
Sunday, May 5, 2013 anytime from 4:30 on

RSVP: (619) 295-3939

Well, Cinco de Mayo isn't exactly known as a wine drinkers holiday so we thought we'd stray from our usual wine pairing dinners and do an over-the-top Mexican fiesta with specialty tequilas, cervezas, margaritas and cocktails instead.

Please join us (21 and up only, please) on Cinco de Mayo anytime from 4:30 on for our twist on an authentic Mexican style fiesta paired with five different drinks.  We'll start with half shots of super-premium Fortaleza Blanco and Reposado tequilas, followed by a refreshing IPA from AleSmith, followed by two margaritas: a blended Yucatan tropical fruit one and an ultra-premium hand-shaken one made with five different liquors and fresh juices, and finish with a demitasse of our legendary Mexican coffee.

Cost is a mere forty-two fifty for everything including all five drinks and the entire 10-course Cinco de Mayo tasting menu.  Hope you can join us!  Here's the line-up:

NOTE: Due to the complexity of this menu we regret that we will be unable to accommodate vegetarian requests or substitutions of any kind.

1. Smokey Tomato Gazpacho | Cucumber | Poached Prawn
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2. Bay Scallop + Pulpo Ceviche | Lime Gelée | Spicy Corn Chips
served with:
Fortaleza Blanco Tequila + Fortaleza Reposado Tequila (1/2 oz. pour of each)

3. Marinated Yellowtail Taco | Jicama | Red Cabbage Slaw | Avocado
   ~ and ~
4. Crispy Squash Blossom | Pulled Pork + Masa Filling | Crema Oaxaca
served with:
AleSmith IPA (4 oz. pour)

5. Tomato Braised Albondigas | Jalapeno Grits | Roasted Scallion
   ~ and ~
6. Braised Chicken "Enchilada" | Salsa Roja | Smoked Chicharrón
served with:
Yucatan Tropical Fruit Margarita

7. Sous Vide Skirt Steak | Charred Vegetable "Fajitas" | Salsa Verde
   ~ and ~
8. Mole Braised Chicken Breast | Caramelized Onion + Black Bean Ragout
served with:
Cadillac Hand-Shaken Margarita

9. Tres Leches Cake | Horchata Ice Cream | Almond Mousse
   ~ and ~
10. Arroz con Leche | Cajeta | Kahlua Soaked Raisins | Cocoa Topping
served with:
WV&B's Legendary Mexican Coffee (3 oz. demitasse)

RSVP ~ (619) 295-3939
Reservations are HIGHLY recommended.

Wine Vault & Bistro is located in the heart of San Diego between Little Italy and Old Town at 3731-A India Street on the upstairs terrace.  Follow the black handrail up the stairs from the sidewalk to our front door.  Our phone number is (619) 295-3939.

Valet parking is available for $7.00.  The drop-off point is two doors south of our entrance at the corner of India and Winder in front of Shakespeare Pub.  On-street parking is also usually available within a 3-block radius.  Remember that it’s OK to park in yellow commercial zones after 6:00 (or all day on Sunday) and that meters are also free after 6:00 (or all day on Sunday).  You can also park in the lot behind Shakespeare Pub two doors down, but do not park in El Indio's lot unless you want your car towed!  If you can’t find parking next to the restaurant, there’s usually LOTS OF PARKING on San Diego Avenue and the adjacent side streets just past the Chevron station across Washington Street.  So please don't drive yourself crazy endlessly going around in circles waiting to pounce on that perfect spot when there's TONS OF PARKING less than three blocks away!

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