April 30th 2013 AJ’s Tequila Tasting – 7:30 p.m.



Revolution & Beer Chef, AJ Francisco hosted a tequila tasting at his home base Patron’s Hacienda on Tuesday night, April 30th. This was seriously well attended by a wide range of folks from Chicago, ranging from the touristy suburbanites, to downtown urbanites; even a tequila connoisseur and blogger. And, oh yeah, a couple of family types too.

We do like our beer round-here, but I have to say this was a pleasant treat. I haven’t had a tequila flight before. All in all, I’d have to say the Cazadores Reposado was my favorite. And the strawberry daiquiri at the end…well, that was like a spiked milkshake from the heavens. I even scored a new cow bell to ring at the next rally (or game). See the skillfully crafted, and totally pleasing, menu of pairings below.


Tequila Tasting Menu presented by Chef Allan “AJ” Francisco.

Cazadores Tequila Flight.

    • Photo by Sandra J. Alvillar

      Photo by Sandra J. Alvillar

      1st Course:
      Beef & Mushroom Empanadas served with an Arbol & Chipotle Salsa.
      Paired with a Fresh Piña Margarita with a Cilantro Agave nectar & grilled Piña garnish.


  • 2nd Course:
    Field green Salad with Herbed Goat cheese, tart Apples, & toasted Pecans.
  • 3rd Course:
    Surf & Turf, Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak w/ Chimichurri sauce & Jumbo Chipotle Shrimp. Served with Arroz Verde & Grilled Vegetables
    Paired w/ Traditional Cazadores Reposado Margarita. Fresh squeezed lime, Agave Nectar, Salt rim.
  • 4th Course:
    Decadent Mexican Chocolate Cake w hints of Cinnamon & Espresso. Served w/ Fresh Cinnamon Whipped Cream.
    Paired with a Fresh Strawberry Cream Margarita.



RSVP by calling Patron’s Hacienda at: 312-642-7853

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