Lunch at Johnny Sanchez in the CBD — an Aaron Sanchez / John Besh project. And while the food was okay, the decor was the best part
Better than standard chips-and-salsa fare, getting these tortilla + plantain chips along with deep-smoky, and verde salsas was nice
Those are some pretty tacos. Prettier than what I’m usually handed outside a taco truck on styrofoam with lime wedge and pickled veg (although they’re gorgeous too). But this one wasn’t better, though it was lovely to look at. It’s been rotated off the JS menu.
Or maybe it’s better to order their crawfish enchiladas, or hanger steak with pumpkin mole and papas bravas with epazote-miso butter. Now that sounds amazing.
On Thursday, May 26, they’re doing a ‘Johnny Sanchez and Terrazas de los Andes dinner‘:
Ember Roasted Beet Salad
Whipped Goat Cheese / Stone Fruit / Jalapeño Cilantro Pesto /
Terrazas, Reserva, Torrontes, 2014
Lamb Barbacoa Sope
Chipotle-Pecan Romesco / Shaved Asparagus / Epazote Chimichurri
Terrazas, Reserva, Malbec, 2013
Wood Grilled Mangalista Pork Loin
adobo rub / smoked squash puree / charred avocado / salsa macha
Terrazas, Reserva, Cabernet, Sauvignon, 2013
Mexican Vanilla / Toasted Coconut / Dulce de Leche
Terrazas Single Vineyard Malbec 2011
Sign me up.