Jardinière Brings Mexican Cuisine into their French Kitchen For A New Food Series
French restaurant Jardinière is paying tribute to Mexican cuisine with a new food series.
On the second Monday of each month, Jardinière will take diners on a culinary journey through the “land of enchantment” with Noches en Mexico. Sous Chefs Christinne Marmolejo and Carlos Trujillo draw from Mexican traditions and personal connections to create this unique dining experience. Each dinner series will feature a three-course menu with food from various regions and states in Mexico. The special menu will also showcase traditional beverage pairings ranging from wine to cocktails prepared by Bar Director Greg Stone and Wine Director Alan Murray.
Chef Traci Des Jardins’ signature restaurant, open in Hayes Valley for 20 years, combines modern French Dining techniques with San Francisco flare. Think laid back, elegant, and approachable. The restaurant offers a wide range of culinary experiences, including a multi-course tasting menu, leisurely, romantic dining and delicious “pre-theatre” plates.
Chef Des Jardinswas also inspired by Mexican cuisine during extensive travel throughout the country. The first Noches en Mexico dinner took place on March 12th, 2018 and highlighted the city Aguascalientes, which Sous Chef Christine Marmolejo chose to represent her family's heritage.
A menu item from last night’s experience we know you’d die to try was the Mollete de Frijol, a dish of cannellini bean, little gem, avocado, and queso fresco. The drink pairing with this dish was Michelada and Cerveza mixed with chili, lime, tomato and salt. Also we can’t forget the postre (or dessert) of guava sorbet, sweet empanada, and marmalade.
// If you missed out last night, you will have another chance to taste food from different region of Mexico on April 9th. 300 Grove St, Hayes Valley, jardiniere.com. Photo by Lionel Gustave/Bob Cut Creative.