With the continued mission to celebrate the food, drinks and culinary traditions of Latin American, chefs Max Mackissock and Blake Edmunds are thrilled to announce the Señor Bear Escape Series, a monthly focus on a different country by way of special a la carte dishes and drinks that honor the food, culture, wine & spirits of Latin America. The Escape Series, which will kick off with a prix fixe benefit dinner each month and continue with select a la carte menu offerings throughout the next four weeks, offers guests the opportunity to taste their way through multiple countries without leaving the comfort of LoHi. The series will begin on Thursday, February 1 by transporting guests to to Peru; the remainder of the year is outlined below.
Additionally, the Señor Bear team will host a special four-course dinner, with optional drink pairings, the first Wednesday of each month, with a portion of proceeds benefitting a charity. The Peru four-course dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2018, benefitting LoHi's own Sandoval Elementary. Each month’s Escape Series Dinner will be available for $50 per person (tax and tip not included) with drink pairings available for an additional $25.
Throughout the month of February, Señor Bear will offer Peruvian menu items as well as drink (wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic) options. Some of the dishes could include Lamb Shoulder ‘Anticucho’ skewer with bahua nut salsa; Golden Potato Causa with ají chile marinated patatas, avocado, radish and cured egg yolk; Shrimp Chorípan on a griddled bun, aji chile mustard, crispy potato and pickled vegetables; Hot and Cold Squid Cebiche with sweet potato, avocado, chulpe corn and salsa criolla; Pollo a la Brasa served with heirloom beans, patatas, huancaina salsa, ají chile aioli and black olive chimichurri and Picarones of Delicata Squash fried with pisco and sweet potato batter, chancaca syrup, sweet potato and citrus crumble.
The Escape Series schedule is included below and is subject to change:
kick-off dinner: Wednesday, February 7
March: Puerto Rico
kick-off dinner: Wednesday, March 7
kick-off dinner: Wednesday, April 4
kick-off dinner: Wednesday, May 2
June: Dominican Republic
kick-off dinner: Wednesday, June 6
July: Costa Rica
kick-off dinner: Wednesday, July 11* (since Wed, Jul 4 is a holiday)
kick-off dinner: Wednesday, August 1
kick-off dinner: Wednesday, September 5
kick-off dinner: Wednesday, October 3
kick-off dinner: Wednesday, November 7
kick-off dinner: Wednesday, December 5