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Prix Fixe Mexican River North

Cantina Laredo in River North will welcome guests for a multi-course mezcal dinner on Saturday, March 30. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m, followed by a sit down dinner at 7 p.m. Participants will enjoy a four course menu crafted by Chef Daniel Espinoza, paired with Banhez Mezcal. 

The tasting event will be led by Banhez representative Carlos Matias, who will educate guests about the story behind Banhez, while also offering an array of neat pours and mezcal cocktails. The complete menu is outlined below.

The fee to participate is $50 per person (plus tax and gratuity). To reserve seats at the dinner, call Cantina Laredo at 312-955-0014.

Banhez Mezcal Dinner Menu

Welcome Cocktail
Banhez Ensemble, grilled grapefruit, ancho, combier pamplemousse, lime

First Course

Bay Scallop Ceviche 
Pickled papaya, coconut and serrano emulsion, mango, purple potatoes

Mezcal Pairing: Banhez Tobala
Mezcalero: Gonzalo Hernandez 

Second Course

Chile Atole Soup
Roasted corn and chile guero soup, crab and avocado salpicon, bacon tostada

Cocktail Pairing: Banhez Ensemble, piloncillo-tamarind, sidral, lime 


Suadero de Res Ahumado
Braised and smoked brisket, beef fat mole amarillo, wild mushroom sope, requeson

Mezcal Pairing: Banhez Tepeztate
Mezcalero: Apolonio Patricio 


Suadero de Res Ahumado & Platano y Chocolate
Caramelized banana custard, white chocolate crumble, grilled banana bread, spiced chocolate ganache

Mezcal Pairing: Banhez Pechuga
Mezcalero: Juan Osorio 

Commencement Cocktail
Banhez Ensemble, hibiscus, bottled Coca-Cola, baking spice, bitters

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