Tequila has become a trending spirit in the cocktail world. From reposado to anejo, tequila has grown in popularity, but so has mezcal, often called the smoky cousin of tequila.
No matter which agave-derived drink you prefer, you’ll find a version you’ll love at the new Tequila Bar located on the patio of A+O Restaurant at Balboa Bay Resort.
The Tequila Bar offers tequila and mezcals that are rare, hard to find and distinctive in design and flavor.
“The goal is to provide our guests with a unique experience when you come to A+O Restaurant,” said Jason Hsieh, Food and Beverage Manager at Balboa Bay Resort. “Mezcal flights will be offered in signature Himalayan salt shot glasses as we take you through an experience that includes different variations of spices and salts like the famous Agave Worm Salt.”
In addition to a variety of tequilas, restaurant patrons can enjoy unique homemade snacks at the Tequila Bar. Favorites include shaved dark chocolate with tandoori masala and caramelized popcorn with peanuts and bacon, which pair well with Anejo and Cristalino tequilas, as well as mezcals.
Additional bar bites include dehydrated pineapple, which brings out the sweetness of agave and pairs well with blanco and reposado tequilas.
The tequila bar at the A+O | The bar is open Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Recently named the #1 resort in Newport Beach by US News & World Report, the Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond property offers a celebrity culinary program by Executive Chef Prabeen Prathapan, who brings more than 17 years of experience in hospitality at the resort. .
Prior to joining Balboa Bay Resort, Prathapan served as Executive Chef of Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach. Previously, he served as Executive Sous Chef at Montage Laguna Beach, where he was responsible for overseeing daily culinary operations.
If you plan to dine at A+O before or after your Tequila Bar experience, I recommend the fish tacos and the burger, although you can’t go wrong with any of the menu options. Oh, and the crab mac and cheese with gruyere cheese and crab chunks. A decadent delight.
For more information, please visit www.balboabayresort.com.