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13 May 2012

Cinco de Mayo Patron Dinner at Del Frisco's Boston - Boston, MA

What is the first thing you think about when you hear Cinco de Mayo?  Be honest.  It probably has something to do with drinking, right?  For me it is tequila, which is why went to the Patron Tequila Dinner at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse Boston.

Del Frisco's is known for fulfilling some of my fantasies.  I really should not have been surprised that Derek, Greg and Anthony would come up with such a unique and fun way to celebrate "El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla" which is the battle when the Mexican Army defeated the French; this is often confused with Mexican Independence Day which is actually September 16th.  I am done with the brief history lesson, so let's move on.
Del Frisco's Boston Patron Dinner

Patron Silver Cocktails & Appetizers

  • Smoked Salmon Tostado, Citrus Vinaigrette, Salsa Fresca, Cilantro
  • Local Oysters on the Half Shell, Spicy Tomatillo Mignonette
  • Patrón Silver Cocktails: Resposado Margatini & Silver Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita
Silver Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita & Local Oyster on a Half Shell


First Course: Patrón Silver

Atlantic Cod with Spicy Heirloom Tomato, Margarita Butter & Basil-Mint Oil.  All of this with a nice shot of Patrón Silver--or at least my group thought it was a shot so we took it straight up.  Unfortunately, I am not able to share with you exactly how the Patrón Silver and Cod complemented each other but I can assure you that both were great!

Atlantic Cod

Shot of Silver

Second Course: Patrón Reposado

Crisp Duck Breast with Ancho Chile Mole and Blackberry Sauce.  I am so glad that the people I was sitting with didn't mind the finger licking going on!  OMG, the duck was orgasmic delicious--eye roll and all!  The Patrón Reposado is aged in oak barrels for two months and is smooth and sweet--truly the perfect accompaniment to the duck.

Ancho Chile Mole Duck Breast & Patron Reposado

Third Course: Patrón Añejo

Roasted Garlic Stuffed Filet Mignon with Poblano Chimichurri & Toasted Goat Cheese.  My dish won over the communal table since I did not eat my filet.  With the assistance of Mike and Cory, they made sure I had a happy plate.  The Patrón Añejo  went straight to the chest!  It was a little too strong for me but it did help bring on a good buzz.  I learned that this particular tequila is aged for twelve months minimum which pairs well with rich meats, hearty vegetables and pasta dishes.

Roasted Garlic Stuffed Filet Mignon & Patron Anejo


Fourth Course: Gran Patrón Burdeos

New Zealand Lamb Chop with Mango-Mint Demi-Glace, Avocado & Roasted Sweet Corn.  This was my FAVORITE course.  I got the feeling the rest of the table liked it as well.  The lamb chops were so good people were actually sucking-on-the-bone!  No shame there, I do not blame them at all.  For once, I was happy that I was able to do the thing that I think about often but never do.  I get the phrase "finger lickin' good".  The Gran Patrón Burdeos was AMAZING.  We tried to convince our waitress that she accidentally missed our table just so we could seconds--did not work but it was worth a try!  This particular tequila retails for $450 a bottle!  If you order it directly from Patrón online it will only cost you $649 BUT that price is all inclusive.

Gran Patron Burdeos
Lamb Chop with Avocado and Roasted Sweet Corn


Fifth Course: Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa

Dark Chocolate-Goat Cheese Cake with Strawberry Sauce.  No one knew what to expect when they brought out the dessert.  My table had mixed reviews--what did I think--I thought it was good but I still prefer Del Frisco's famous "Half and Half".  The Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa was the perfect match because while the cake was not too sweet the tequila had a nice sweetness to it.

XO Dark Cafe Patron & Dark Chocolate-Goat Cheese Cake


Conclusion

I have to give Patrón and Del Frisco's credit for extending my knowledge of tequila.  I will NEVER think of it as something in a rap song again--it is so much more.  Thank you for the amazing gift bags!
Awesome Gift Bag!
I still can not believe that Del Frisco's Boston has only been open for a little over a year! The baby of the Del Frisco's Steakhouses, it is living up to the high double eagle standards.  This location is part of the hot scene of Boston and they are always hosting events and tastings.  Be sure to sign up--click here--to stay in the loop about all of the awesome upcoming events Mister Anthony Valletta is planning.  The next tasting is a Glenlivet Scotch Dinner on May 16th.  You do not want to miss it.


Gourmand Girl’s Conclusion: 5 VIPs

Patrón and Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse Boston both get our highest rating of 5 VIPs!

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