If you've missed the first few pop-ups from Aces of Taste, the supper club series that puts on one-night-only intimate dinners with local chefs such as Chris Williams of Lucille's and Mike Potowski of Benjy's, here's your chance to get in on the next one—if you act fast.
Aces of Taste Pop-Up Dinner with Chef German Mosquera
Mar 5, 6:30 p.m.
Yellow Rose Distillery
1224 N. Post Oak Rd.
Though chef German Mosquera is well known for his vegetable-focused cooking at Roots Bistro (now closed) and the Dig & Serve dinner series in which Mosquera and sous chef Brandon Gregoire serve produce grown in Mosquera's own garden, the chef is partnering up with Aces of Taste and Yellow Rose Distillery for a pop-up on March 5 that highlights more than just vegetables.
Along the lines of the inventive cooking Mosquera was doing with local meat and seafood during his executive chef stint at La Colombe d'Or, this Aces of Taste dinner will feature a menu with courses like smoked Texas duck a l'orange and Gulf shrimp poached in Lucky Layla butter. And in tribute to the whiskey distillery—Houston's first—that's hosting the dinner, Mosquera will also be serving a Yellow Rose Maple Whiskey "drunken" suckling pig in the style of tête de cochon.
Tickets for the dinner are on sale now for $75, which includes hors d'oeuvres, a four-course meal, two Yellow Rose whiskey cocktails, two raffle tickets, and even gratuity for the waitstaff. What sets Aces of Taste apart from other pop-up series is that the chefs also participate in an interview and Q&A session during the course of the evening, which means you can ask chef Mosquera all about cooking, gardening, or anything else you may want to know—including information about his upcoming restaurant, which Aces of Taste hints is coming in 2016.