Thursday, July 18th • 6:30pm
$300/person plus service charge and tax

Join us for an exquisite Don Julio Chefs’ Pairing Dinner featuring the culinary artistry of Chef Kirin Chun and a welcome cocktail crafted by Spirit Captain Simone van Eeden. Delight in an extraordinary lineup of Don Julio tequilas in this unforgettable evening at El Gaucho, our heartfelt homage to the elegance and depth of tequila.

Enhance your experience with an upgrade for a pour of the Ultima Reserva, a rare Don Julio tequila, and enjoy an intimate chat with our host, Amber, about the amazing craftsmanship behind this exceptional liquid. This is a rare opportunity to taste a unique Don Julio tequila.


Welcome cocktail

Course One
Poblano Chili Bisque
slow smoked poblano, citrus cured gulf prawn, sweet corn and guajillo salsa, beef fat tortilla
Don Julio 70

Course Two
21 Day Dry Aged Chicharróne
lan roc pork, braised cannellini and fava bean slow cooked in miso pork stock, queso fresco, chili oil, pickled onion
Alma Miel

Course Three
Grilled Spanish Octopus and Mole
guajillo chili mole, pickled tomatillo, grilled avocado, fire roasted sweet pepper, red onion
Prima Vera

Course Four
Espresso Denver Steak & Street Corn
espresso rubbed denver steak, bone marrow and lime gremolata, grilled ‘street corn’ with crispy pork skin, cotija

Course Five
Stacey’s Tres Leches Cake

Amber Aristy
With fifteen years in hospitality, Amber Aristy has seen the industry from every angle. From store sales to bartending, she’s now a trendsetting beverage pro passionate about making memories and telling stories. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and she excels at making production concepts easy to understand, creating an inclusive and welcoming environment.

A former student of Georgia State, Amber pursued the CSS, WSET Level 2 certification in spirits, and the BarSmarts advanced designation. She loves educating others on spirits production and history, believing that “being hospitable is the greatest gift a person can give to a stranger.”