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Valentine's Day Dinner at Hecho

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Hecho

Join me and HECHO Restaurant in the Castro for a special Valentine’s Day Dinner. I will be taking over the kitchen with House of MORE! chef Cory Armenta. We have created a prix fixe menu that revolves around some of my favorite family recipes – including my grandmothers delicious bread pudding. Dinner includes your choice of one of the three entrees – plus appetizer, salad and dessert. The restaurant has booths that accommodate 4-6 people (double & triple dates) and a communal table for singles (please email the restaurant directly to reserve a single seat).

Saturday, February 14, 2015
HECHO Restaurant, 2200 Market Street at Sanchez, SF 94114
Seatings: 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
Cost: $55

RESERVATIONS HERE

Menu

Choice of one entree

Juanita’s Chipotle & Tomatillo Salsa with Chips

Hearts of Romaine Salad with Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette & Queso Fresco

Braised Chicken with Anaheim Chiles

Mulato Chile Braised Beef Short Ribs

Chile Rellenos

Petra’s Capirotada with Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream

Be my Valentine.

Be my Valentine.

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The Juanita MORE! Cocktail – Available at QBar/SF

Pablo knows how to squeeze my lemons.

It’s a popular drink on the cocktail menu. And it’s absolutely delicious! Created by bar manager Dana Gleim and served exclusively at QBar/SF – home to Booty Call Wednesdays and a host of other hot party nights, this cocktail was designed with my tastes in mind. I’ve been a whiskey and ginger gal for quite a long time. And I love to start my night off with one of these refreshing drinks. You can stop into QBar any night of the week and order one of these specialty cocktails up. Or, for those of you that consider yourself a master mixologist – you can just follow the recipe here.

The Juanita MORE! Cocktail
4 blackberries / plus one for garnish

1/4 of a freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 ounces of Jameson Irish Whiskey

3 dashes of Angostura bitters

Splash of Bundaberg ginger beer
Ice

Gently muddle the blackberries in a pint glass. Squeeze the lemon juice into the glass and add the Jameson and bitters. Shake well and double-strain over a tall iced glass.

Bartender Pablo straining the muddled blackberries.

Top with Bundaberg ginger beer and garnish with a blackberry.

Drink and enjoy!

The Juanita MORE! Cocktail

Lady Bunny is most famously known for founding, organizing and hosting Wigstock, the outrageous festival of drag and music that delighted up to 40,000 New Yorkers every Labor Day for nearly 20 years. For you youngsters – you’ll probably best recognize her as a judge  on RuPaul’s Drag U. But it’s the political Bunny that I’m most fond of. Her view and voice are much smarter than many politicians these days. If she was to run for president I’d support her all the way. Lady Bunny answers my foodie questionnaire here. She surprisingly eats more than carrots.

Lady Bunny loves carrots

What is your favorite dessert?

Either coconut cream pie or German chocolate cake. That Magnolia Bakery of Sex And The City fame is in my neighborhood and their german chocolate is better than my momma’s!

What restaurant would you call your home?

New Yorkers eat out so much that it’s hard to choose. But on my block I love Benny’s Burritos, which is a local chain which based the “Bay” style burritos I first tried at Pancho Villa in San Fran. It’s tasty without being overly greasy and there are healthy options like brown rice and whole wheat tortillas. I’m far from a health nut–as you can see–but I don’t like to eat white rice or white flour tortillas and end up with a belly full of fiberless, nutrition-free glue. Are you hard yet?

The Lady Bunny

What is the strangest or most inspiring thing you’ve ever eaten?

I’ve been cooking a lot recently and trying to avoid white sugar. I recently shocked myself by making this not delicious and overly-fattening dessert: sliced fresh peaches, unsweetened shredded coconut, a little coconut sugar, a small handful of unsalted cashews and just enough of a splash of almond milk to make a dressing.

What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a kid?

Captain Crunch original–I hated all of that Crunchberry madness.

What is your favorite food to pig-out on after the club?
“Tube steak” with extra “head cheese”!