Since opening late this spring, Tacos Chiwas has quickly become one of the Valley's hottest dining destinations, inspiring food lovers to flock to the counter-service eatery for freshly made tortillas, slow-simmered meats, and the restaurant's namesake Taco Chiwas, a cheesy, meaty creation inspired by the northern border state of Chihuahua.
In fact, the restaurant's many fans include a number of the Valley's top chefs (stop by for a midweek lunch and you're likely to bump into at least one chef's-coat-wearing diner), including Bitter & Twisted's Bob Tam. Tam recently approached Tacos Chiwas owners Armando Hernandez and Nadia Holguin about a collaborative dinner, and, just like that, later this month the trio will come together for a one-night-only, East-meets-West dinner.
Here are the details: The Bitter & Twisted/Tacos Chiwas Pop-Up Dinner will be held on Sunday, July 31, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour. The eight-course dinner costs $58.88 (tax and gratuity included) and tickets can be purchased online.
An a la carte cocktail menu will be available, with specialty cocktails inspired by the event. You can view the complete menu below:
shrimp cracker, green chili guac, salsa webona
Sopa de Chacales
dried corn, tomato, asadero, onion
Tempura Flounder Taco
lemon, avocado, salsa verde, pico, cotija
carne seca, pumpkin seed sauce, steamed jasmine rice
Xinjiang Lamb Gordita
potatoes, cilantro, garlic chives, cheese curds, crema
Betelnut Rajales Eggrolls
pork belly, caramelized onion + hatch chiles, asadero, smoked pepper, mojo verde
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Tinga DE POLLO Bao
smoky pulled chicken, avocado, crema, lettuce, queso fresco, pickles, Chinese steamed bun
TACO CHIWAS Baked Fried Rice Casserole
carne asada, hatch chile, asadero cheese, fried rice, green chili mac + cheese sauce, crisp tortilla
H. K. milk tea flan
coco passion mango paleta con tajin