This fall marks Taco María's third anniversary. Over the past three years, the restaurant has taken part of a larger conversation between chefs and restaurants in our time and place here in Southern California, and across borders. We are humbled to have formed deep connections with our colleagues and contemporaries who are creating some of most exciting food in Mexico.
In celebration of our three years, we have invited three mentors and friends to cook at Taco María. The dinners will be held on October 7, November 11, and December 2, 2016, each with a different award-winning chef from Mexico:
October 7 – Javier Plascencia – We begin the series with Javier Plascencia, whose restaurants in San Diego, Tijuana, and south—including the fine-dining restaurant Misión 19, the original Caesar’s, and the new Bracero in San Diego—highlight the best of Baja, California. The New Yorker called Chef Plascencia “the figurehead of Baja cuisine.” Ticket Price = $160, all-inclusive
November 11 – Diego Hernandez – Our second dinner will feature Diego Hernandez, chef of Corazón de Tierra. Located in the Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada in Baja, and surrounded by the region’s best wineries, his restaurant is bold, beautiful, and honest, embodying Mexican home-grown locavorism. The restaurant was, deservedly, named one of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants on the San Pellegrino list. Ticket Price = $160, all-inclusive
December 2 – Enrique Olvera – For the final dinner in our three-part series, we are honored and delighted to welcome Enrique Olvera to Orange County. As seen in season two of Netflix’s Chef’s Table, Chef Olvera is perhaps the best-known chef in Mexico. His flagship restaurant Pujol in Mexico City is often named the country’s finest. Recently, he opened Cosme, his first restaurant in the United States, in New York’s Flatiron. Ticket Price = $200, all-inclusive
All three dinners include a selection of beverages, as well as tax, gratuity, and service charge. Please note: for these special events, we will not be able to make modifications or substitutions to the menus.
Tickets for each dinner will be available starting three weeks before the dinner date (now, October 21, and November 11, respectively) via Taco María's website. All ticket sales are final. No ticket sales will be made via phone, but please call the restaurant with any questions.
UPDATE: Tickets for all three dinners are sold out! Thank you for celebrating us. Please check back for more guest chef dinners in the new year.