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Food Bites: Tequila University and Cinco de Mayo at Verdad

Photos courtesy of Courtney Apple Photography

Tequila University at Verdad coincides with Cinco de Mayo-with lots of great food and drink specials.

Tequila University at Verdad coincides with Cinco de Mayo-with lots of great food and drink specials.

Tequila University is back! The Main Line’s only evening devoted to an appreciation of tequila held on the first Thursday of every month, courtesy of Bryn Mawr’s Verdad, returns Thursday, May 5th. “I think there is an under appreciation of the complexity of tequila. People who enjoy it—and are avid tequila lovers&#8212are cognizant you have to be educated about the varieties, just as wine enthusiasts. But the majority of the public is not aware you can pair food with tequila, and that was the reason we started Tequila University. The classes have been very popular,” enthused Verdad executive chef Nick Farina.

It’s the final class of Spring (classes will resume in the Fall) and Verdad’s own popular bartender Pablo “Papi” Hurtado will emcee the dinner. Papi is considered a tequila expert and is on the Main Line’s most beloved personalities behind the bar.

Tequila University, which costs $30 per person (not including gratuity and tax) encompasses a three-course, tequila-paired tapas menu using seasonal fresh ingredients. Since the popular dinner happens to fall on Cinco de Mayo next week, ‘students’ can take advantage after class of Verdad’s Cinco de Mayo specials: complimentary tequila tastings and $5 margaritas. Late night from 10 p.m. to midnight, enjoy $2 tacos and $5 margaritas.

The class will feature three varieties of tequila paired with three tapas dishes prepared by Executive Chef Nicholas Farina (see menu below).

Tequila University Sample Tasting Menu

1st Course
Casa Noble Blanco
Paired with Mexican sushi ~ hamachi and tuna

2nd Course
Casa Noble Reposado
Paired with short rib taco flour tortilla

3rd Course
Casa Noble Anejo
Paired with cedar planked roasted mackerel

Dessert
passion fruit ice cream
blueberry, tequila, agave syrup

For Tequila University reservations, call the restaurant directly at: 610-520-9100.

Verdad is located at 818 West Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr.

Visit their website at verdadrestaurant.com.

Click here to become a fan of Verdad on Facebook.

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