Here's a cookbook event with a thirst-quenching twist. This Thursday, Palo Alto restaurant Reposado
(236 Hamilton at Ramona) will host a special tequila chef-author dinner with TV personality Joanne Weir
. She's the author of 17 cookbooks, hosts the TV series Joanne Weir's Cooking Class
, and was recently spotted at opening night
of SF Chefs.Food.Wine. (she joined a panel on heirloom tomatoes the next day).
Thursday's four-course dinner comes with what's being called a "special" tequila cocktail, Don Julio vertical tequila tasting, tax, tip, and a signed copy of Weir's book, Tequila: Types, Flights, Cocktails and Bites. Tickets are $88 per person ($155 for couples), and the event is cosponsored by Kepler's Books, The American Institute of Wine & Food, and The Luncheon Society. For reservations, call Kepler's at (650) 324-4321.
The proposed menu includes:
Chorizo empanadas and pineapple carpaccio with prawn and pepper salad
Gazpacho with drunken prawns
Choice of entrée: bamboo salmon with mango-avocado salsa, grilled tequila chicken breast with black bean and corn salsa, or carne asada verde (skirt steak with a tequila-chipotle-tomatillo salsa)