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Cinco de Mayo dinner to highlight refined side of tequila


There is a tequila world beyond “lick, shoot, suck” (and, inevitably, burn), and an upcoming event provides a good opportunity to foray into it.

Genovese’s annual Cinco de Mayo Tequila Tasting Dinner is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday at the restaurant, 941 Massachusetts St.

Genovese plans to serve a selection of Avión and Familia Camarena brand tequilas — silver, reposado and añejo, all produced in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico — paired with a four-course dinner menu. Geneovese chef and co-owner Armando Paniagua’s Mexican heritage is reflected in his planned dishes: shrimp and octopus cocktail, grilled mahi mahi tacos, barbacoa and chocolate Kahlua panna cotta.

The cost of the dinner is $50 per person, not including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call Genovese at 842-0300.


Leslie Swearingen 5 years ago

This is wonderful. You know, there are those who think the only reason to drink alcohol is to get drunk as fast as possible and they are the ones who are behind the whole drinking is a sin thing.

However, if you go for quality and taste there is so much more. It does take some knowledge and it will cost more as anything of quality does. I think it is impressive how fine wines and spirits are made, sometimes being handed down though the family for generations.

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