#TacoTuesday Secret Suppers

Are you a fan of tacos? So are we!

We love our tacos, and #TacoTuesdays have proven to be our most popular events, both for our public long-table suppers and for our bespoke private-booking dinners.

Last summer we hosted a number of taquizas (that is Mexican for ‘taco-feast’), and these last two weeks we had back-to-back #TacoTuesday dinners, one for our very first private booking of 2017, and another one for a public supper club dinner.

Mexican Table May2017
Our Dining Room Ready for a Taquiza at The Art House Supper Club

So what makes our tacos so special?
Well for one, our heritage. Most of us at The Art House Supper Club are Mexican, either by birth or by naturalization, and the rest of us by heart. We visit our homeland yearly and in the months we spend in Vancouver, we often eat Mexican food, both in and out of our home. We simply can’t get enough!

Our Chef Rose was born in Canada, but after living in Mexico for over 20 years, she’s mastered the techniques of some of the country’s most popular recipes, and we all love sharing our heritage with our guests. Our inviting supper club is what really makes a difference though, a unique dining experience, whether you eat inside in our art-filled (very Mexican, by the way) dining room, or outside in our lush North Vancouver garden.

So what can you expect?
As everyone who has visited our supper club knows (as well as those who have yet to visit, but follow our blog and social media channels), we always serve multi-course dinners. While our menus are usually four-courses, those who come to dine for our #TacoTuesday dinners will be fed course after course of delicious Mexican goodies.

Mexican Food
Chicken Tostadas, Assorted Tacos and Empanadas

Starter – Our #TacoTuesday dinners start with anything BUT tacos. We alternate between beginning our meal with a delicious homemade empanada with chicken in mole sauce, tuna or seasoned ground beef; or a newly introduced starter of a tostada: a deep-fried corn tortilla topped with refried beans, chicken, lettuce and cheese.

Main Course – Our chef prepares a variety of tacos for our guests, all of which are served in corn tortillas. Our menu changes from time to time, but you will always find three different varieties of tacos at any meal: carnitas, slow-roasted pork loin marinated with lime and tequila, served with avocado and cilantro; rajas, roasted Poblano and coloured peppers in cream; asado, Barbecued beef flank; and/or al pastor: braised pork meat marinated with guajillo chilli sauce, served with grilled pineapple, cilantro and onions. During the main course, guests can help themselves to seasoned rice, refried beans and cactus salad, as well to a variety of salsas to complement their meals!

Dessert – To end the mea with a bang, we alternate in between a delicious rich coconut or coffee flan with the consistency of creamy cheesecake, or our house special: warm mango tacos, drizzled with goat’s milk caramel! All desserts are served with coffee or tea, of course!

BYOB – as with any of our supper club dinners, our #TacoTuesday nights are BYOB. While we always encourage our guests bring wine, for this specific dinner we recommend bringing light Mexican-style beers instead… but the choice is always yours.

If your mouth is watering after reading this, maybe it’s time that you join us at The Art House Supper Club for one of our Taquizas! We regularly host these as a public supper club long-table dinners, but if you have a group of eight or more, we’ll be happy to cook especially for you and your friends. See you soon!

See our upcoming events and join our supper club.


 

A Mexican Taquiza Secret Dinner

On Friday the 8th of July, we paid homage to our Mexican background by bringing the authentic flavour of Mexico to our secret supper club in North Vancouver. We brought out some of our favourite guisado recipes and made this a night to remember!

The Mexican taquiza was once again held inside due to weather, but that did not stop our guests from having a blast. Our group of guests once again was a mix of interesting people coming in different groups, but as in all our other supper clubs, the communal-table setting made friends of these strangers, and everyone (including us!) had lots of fun.

Our host Eamonn serving a variety of tacos
Our host Eamonn serving a variety of tacos

Our welcome hibiscus tea water and guests introductions were hosted in our artsy living room, before our guests moved onto the dining room for what turned out to be a big feast. This time, our dinner consisted of multiple rounds of different tacos, rather than our normal four-course dinners:

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Chicken Mole Empanadas
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Traditional empanadas filled with pulled chicken in a rich mole sauce.
Assorted Tacos – Pastor (slow-roasted pork marinated in guajillo chili with grilled pineapple); Rajas (Poblano & coloured peppers in cream); and Carnitas (pork loin marinated in tequila and lime, served with avocado and cilantro)
Refried Beans, Rice & Cactus Salad – Self serve from the dishes at the table
Assortments of Salsas to top – Mild Green Salsa, Spicy Chile de Arbol Salsa, Smoky Chile Guajillo Salsa, Fresh Pico de Gallo Salsa
Warm Mango Tacos – Drizzled with Goat’s Milk Caramel
Sparkling water, coffee & tea

To go with our taquiza, we recommended our guests bring an assortment of light Mexican beers rather than our usual wine recommendations. Many of our guests brought beers, but some of them brought plenty of wine and even some tequila to make this a unique night out!

Authentic Mexican dishes at The Art House Supper Club taquiza
Authentic Mexican dishes at The Art House Supper Club taquiza

After our success with this Mexican night, one of our guests advised us we should re-serve our Mexican menu, and we think it’s a great idea! So keep your eyes peeled for a #TacoTuesday supper club this August – we guarantee you won’t want to miss out!

Check out our Upcoming Events page for some great dinners or contact us to book a private dinner party for you and a group of friends.