Thursday, 8 December 2016

MEXIco Restaurant Launch Maidstone

Last night I was invited along to the launch event for the new MEXIco restaurant in Maidstone ahead of the second branch opening today. The menu is curated by chef Johnny Hernandez who creates the restaurant's vision of authentic mexican food. He has also cooked for President Obama! The decor in the branch was insanely amazing, from the succulents on the tables, artwork on the walls and bright chairs & sofas with artwork.

At the event there were many different tasters being served; my favourite had to be the chicken tostadas (a dish I didn't even realise I'd like). On the menu, there are a wide range of dishes, from sizzling fajita platters, enchiladas, quesadillas & salads - I'm eyeing up chipotle queso burger as I really want to try refried beans! They also brought around mini dessert tasters of churros and brownies which were delicious!

My favourite part of the evening had to be the different cocktails I tested;

Framba Margarita - a frozen raspberry and pink grapefruit, blackcurrant liqueur, citrus and tequila mix
Tropical Margarita - coconut tequila, citrus and pineapple - or as the menu says, if a Pina Colada and a Margarita had a child this would be it!
House Margarita - lemon, lime, agave syrup and tequila

I absolutely loved the house Margarita, and have not stopped raving about how much I want another one since last night! 

We then joined the tequila tasting session where we tasted different types of Mezcal - I've never tried anything like wine tasting or spirit tasting before and I really enjoyed it. I've only ever been to Maidstone once before, and had never really thought of Maidstone as a place to go and eat but after walking down from the station through all the Christmas lights, then having such a fantastic evening, I'll definitely be going back for another evening at MEXIco.

Find MEXIco at 58 Earl Street, Maidstone. Follow along on FacebookTwitter & Instagram. If you go along, snap photos and tag with #truetastemexico.

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