#TofinoEats Chef Series – a Mexican experience

The next #TOFINOEATS Chef Series brings a truly authentic Mexican experience to Tofino, as Chef Mariana Gabilondo of Vancouver’s La Mezcaleria joins the team at 1909 Kitchen.

A collaboration between cultures and chefs, each dish served has a story to tell. Chef Mariana will be bringing a diverse set of mescal cocktails to show case during the night.

Menu à la carte. Come in and enjoy a dish or cocktail from one of the most exciting chefs in the west coast.

MENU

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Appetizers

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GRILLED BEEF TENDERLOIN TOSTADA

chipotle, charred pineapple salsa, lime infused black beans, achiote

SALMON

Salmon Crudo with cedar smoked dressing

ZUCCHINI

Roasted zucchini stuffed with roasted corn cream and black bean quenelles, plantain marmalade and goat feta cream

TACO 3 WAYS

Tortillas in all their varieties, simple quesadilla, chicken mole taco & pork crackling taco. 2 freshly made salsas on the side

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Main Dishes

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POBLANO (VEGETARIAN)

Cheese and dry roasted tomato stuffed poblano pepper, with tomato broth and “Hoja Santa”

CRISPY VEAL SWEET BREADS, MOLE NEGRO, CHARRED ONIONS, YELLOW CORN TORTILLA

mole negro, charred onions, yellow corn tortilla

ANCHO

Ancho stuffed with ground venison, dried fruit and mixed nuts served with Guajillo broth, fresh crema and pomegranate seeds

CHEF’S TASTING MENU

Chef’s Choice

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Dessert

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VANILLA AND CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DUO

Truffled chocolate and vanilla Sabayon, Vanilla wafer roll stuffed with chocolate mousse.

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Drinks

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FLIGHT – INTRODUCTION TO MEZCALS

1)Tequila, a mezcal with a well known name, the flavor of blue agave

2)Mezcal joven, the most common of our smoked agave spirits

3)Mezcal Reposado, golden, perfumed, aged and noble… we can do this too from our humble plant

THE MARGARITA, MAKE NO MISTAKE, WE DO THIS VERY WELL…

Silver tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and agave honey… Shaken and not blended…This gem from prohibition times is still relevant

WHITE MEZCAL NEGRONI

Dry, delicate, with a hint of smokiness

Call 1909 Kitchen to reserve (250) 726-6122

“Our #TofinoEats guest chef series continues to bring extremely talented chefs to 1909 Kitchen to create incredibly exclusive menus, blending different cooking styles and techniques, using Tofino’s wide-array of unique ingredients,” says Chef Moran, fifth-generation forager and recent Top Chef Canada winner.

Past #TofinoEats chef series dinners include Chef Alex Chen from Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar in Vancouver; Chef Jeff Van Geest from Miradoro Restaurant in Oliver; and Chef David Hawksworth from Hawksworth Restaurant Group in Vancouver. For reservations please call 250.726.6122 and for more information, visit tofinoresortandmarina.com/restaurant/1909-kitchen.
About 1909 Kitchen: 
Signature waterfront restaurant, 1909 Kitchen, offers a shared plate concept with Chef Paul Moran at the helm, showcasing produce sourced and foraged from Tofino’s ocean, shoreline and forests. Chef Moran’s passion and talent for foraging, paired with his extensive culinary background, creates a distinctly Tofitian menu that represents the true essence of the rugged and bountiful west coast: seafood platters and freshly landed catch share the table alongside delicious vegetable-forward dishes and items from the kitchen’s Mugnaini wood-fired oven.

About La Mezcaleria:
Founded in 2013, La Mezcaleria serves truly authentic Mexican fare inspired by the different regions of Mexico. Using organic, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, the restaurant offers approachable and shareable dishes such as ceviches, quesos fundido, grilled seafood and meat parrilladas, and homemade ice creams in inventive flavours like avocado and orange mezcal.

Casual and hip in its look and feel, the eatery is also known for its innovative bar program, which uses a diverse selection of high-quality and hard-to-find tequilas and mezcals, savoury ingredients such as serrano pepper and blue corn, and one of the largest agave lists in Vancouver.

Dinner service is offered daily, and a brunch menu of Mexican-style Bennies and other plates is available on weekends. Live music takes place on select nights, helping to establish La Mezcaleria as one of the city’s most happenin’ spots.

About Tofino Resort + Marina:
Adventure seekers coming to battle the waves, foodies drawn to the unique tastes of Tofino’s incredible culinary scene and ocean lovers looking for a hip home base – Tofino Resort + Marina is the perfect place to experience the spirit of the wild, west coast. Inspired by adventure, Tofino Resort + Marina is the only full-service resort situated on the inlet, and is just a short stroll from Tofino’s artisan boutiques, surf shops and Pacific flavours of this ruggedly refined ocean-side community.
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