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tequila flights, receptions and competition events TEQUILA SOMMELIER Our onsite Tequila Sommelier blends and selects up to 245 varietals of tequila for La Hacienda while charming guests with their extensive knowledge of tequila varieties – recommending all of the best of Mexico’s national drink. Our sommelier is proficient in the culture and history of tequila, and has a deep knowledge of individual brands, tasting notes and expressions. Let our talented tequila specialists create a love for this misunderstood spirit within your guests. Add a Tequila flight to any seated dinner and/or host a Tequila reception or competition. TEQUILA FLIGHTS Led by the Tequila Sommelier, learn where tequila is made, what the process is, how it’s regulated and the proper etiquette for drinking tequila. Select one of these vertical flights: Herradura – $17 | El Jimador – $15 | Antiguo – $12 TEQUILA RECEPTION The Tequila Sommelier will host a Tequila Tasting Station within your Reception where guests can approach and are offered a small .5 ounce tasting of her choice tequilas. Guests will be lead through a regional tequila journey while making stops at selected tequilas based on their tasting feedback and descriptions of likes and dislikes regarding the flavoring. Tequila Tasters are billed on consumption and range in price from $3 to $25++ per .5 ounce tasting pour. Minimum of 40 guests required. Available in Barbacoa Patio and/or North Room only. TEQUILA COMPETITION EVENT Guests are greeted with La Hacienda signature margaritas, house-made guacamole and escorted to seating in the event space. The Tequila Sommelier makes introductions, guides guests through a briefing on tequila then demonstrates three different types of tequila based cocktails. The attendees are then challenged on their listening and observation skills and are given all applicable ingredients to create one of the three drinks demonstrated. They are judged based on timing, skill level, showmanship, presentation and likeness to the Sommelier’s original cocktail. The experience lasts about an hour and a half, includes up to two margaritas per person, guacamole and the Tequila Sommelier’s facilitation. $75++ per person. Minimum of 20 guests required. Available in Barbacoa Patio and/or North Room only. Give a group gift to each attendee – the Pequita Biblia: a small Tequila bible featuring tasting notes for three expressions of tequila- Blanco, Reposado and Anejo; and a 50ml bottle of Sommelier’s choice tequila. Group gift is an additional $7++ per person.
eceptions PARA LA MESA – FOR THE TABLE *One order/platter serves approx. 4 guests. Prices do not include state tax (8.95%) and taxable service charge. GUACAMOLE Avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro, tortilla chips $15/order* QUESO FUNDIDO Melted Oaxaca, Chihuahua and Monterrey cheeses, chile morita salsa, flour tortillas $14/order* Add chorizo or mushrooms $16/ order* ANTOJITOS SAMPLER PLATTER Quesadillas de camaron - gulf shrimp quesadillas Gorditas de flor de calabaza - squash blossom gorditas Barbacoa de res flautas - braised short rib four tortilla flautas $55/platter* MAHI MAHI CEVICHE SPOONS Citrus tomato, chile serrano $24/dozen