July is National Tequila Month and El Centro D.F. Is Celebrating with A Festival of Events
Guests can look forward to tequila drinks, tequila ceviches, signature dishes enhanced with tequila and tequila gelato during the month of July.
Known for its impressive tequila collection with over 250 tequilas, Richard Sandoval’s vibrant Taqueria and Tequileria, El Centro D.F., with locations in two of DC’s hottest neighborhoods, 14th Street and Georgetown, is excited to celebrate July’s National Tequila Month. Sandoval and his culinary team are pulling out all the corks for tequila enriched dishes and tequila infused specials served all month long. Plus both restaurants will be showcasing a tequila gelato that is being churned by leading Gelato creator Robb Duncan of Dolcezza for this month-long celebration.
Here is what is happening: Guests can attend two Meet the Maker dinners, and toast the festival finale at a lively, ticketed Tequila Party at both El Centro locations. From July 1st-31st, the restaurant will be pouring two new house-made tequila infusions: pineapple/sage and grapefruit/lime/lemongrass, which will be served as specials in addition to El Centro’s ten seasonal infusion flavors. These two new infusions can be served straight-up or with a splash of soda, and are priced at just $5 each. Guests can enjoy these drink specials for the month of July on Mondays during lunch and dinner service, and during happy hour every night of the festival from 5 PM to 7 PM.
On Monday, July 28th, fans of El Centro D.F. are invited to attend a National Tequila Month party in Georgetown or at 14th Street, from 5 PM to 8 PM. The event is priced at $39 per person and tickets are available at:https://www.livingsocial.com/cities/1-washington-d-c/deals/1167874-tequila-appreciation-party-or-tasting-dinner. Guests will receive three drink tickets, and the opportunity to indulge in a variety of dishes on an extensive buffet including Carnitas, Brisket and Nopal Tacos with molcajete, verde, and morita salsa, pico de gallo, crema and lettuce; Refried Beans; Mexican Rice; Chips with salsa and guacamole; Mini Chorizo Empanadas; Chicken Tinga Flautas; Mini Mushroom Quesadillas, as well as Mini Open-Face Tortas. Additionally, the restaurants will have DJs spinning music throughout the restaurant from 5 PM to close. Regular dinner service will resume at both locations at 8 PM.
WHERE: El Centro D.F. has two locations in Washington, DC: 1819 14th Street, NW, 20009, (202) 328-3131; 1218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 20007, (202) 333-4100. For additional information please visit www.richardsandoval.com
WHY: El Centro D.F. has Washington most diverse selection of over 250 tequilas, including blancos, reposados, anejos, premium, micro and infused options ranging in price from $8 to $200 making it a great place to get to know tequila for National Tequila Month. Vertical tastings are also available for $25, and feature tequilas made with different aging techniques. Horizontal tastings comparing three tequilas made by different distilleries is another option with prices ranging from $18 to $32. In addition, a micro-tequila tasting can be enjoyed for $25, as well as a premium tasting of three high-end tequilas for $75. For those seeking an alternative to traditional tequila, the menu at El Centro D.F. features over 45 different mezcals ranging from $8 to $40, as well as a mezcal tasting highlighting three unique selections for $25.
House-made infused tequilas are also available for $9, and include such flavors as strawberry-basil infused 100% agave tequila; watermelon & cucumber infused 100% agave tequila; pineapple & serrano infused 100% agave tequila; serrano infused 100% agave tequila; plum infused 100% agave tequila; blueberry-lemon infused 100% agave tequila, as well as cranberry-orange zest infused 100% agave tequila. A tasting of three of the house-infused tequilas is also available for $21. Frozen margaritas are also available throughout the restaurant along with house-made sodas. Margaritas are priced at $9 a glass, $22 for a half-carafe and $40 for a full carafe.
About Richard Sandoval Restaurants:
Richard Sandoval Restaurants (RSR) is a leading restaurant group founded by Mexican-born chef/restaurateur/author Richard Sandoval and based in New York City. Known for offering guests an unparalleled culinary experience, this internationally recognized contemporary Latin restaurant group successfully owns and operates 35 restaurant concepts around the globe. Spanning from California to New York, Colorado to Florida, Nevada to Virginia and Arizona to Washington, D.C. — as well as from Dubai to Mexico and Qatar to Serbia — Chef Sandoval’s “made from scratch” approach and passion for introducing Latin cuisine to the world continues to inspire him to combine authentic Latin ingredients with international flavors and inventive techniques to create one-of-kind concepts and cuisines that range from modern and coastal Mexican, Latin-Asian, Peruvian to Pan-Latin, among others. For a complete list of RSR restaurants, menus or for more information, please visitwww.richardsandoval.com.