Events / Dinner

Vibrant Mexican

Mon, January 25, 2016

8:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Reservations Policy

David Vargas

Vida Cantina - Portsmouth, NH

After working for JBF Award winners Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier at their acclaimed restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine, David Vargas relocated to New Hampshire to open his own eatery, the charming Vida Cantina, where he serves a vibrant Mexican menu inspired by his family’s heritage.

Menu

  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Fideos Quemados with Housemade Cavatelli, Crema, and Salsa de Árbol
    • Organic Maine Tofu with Chia Seed Tostadas, Peruvian Beans, and Peanuts
    • Grilled New Hampshire Oysters with This Year’s Peppers and Habanero Crumbs
    • Oak Wood–Grilled Vernon Family Farm Chicken Tacos with Salsa Macha, Epazote Aïoli, and Organic Greens
    • JUBILEO MERITAGE MEXICANO 2009 
    • SMOKE SHOW COCKTAILS > DEL MAGUEY VIDA MEZCAL WITH MILAGRO BLANCO TEQUILA, FRESH CHILES, COINTREAU, AND MOLIDO CHILE–SALT RIM 
  • Dinner
    • Papas con Chorizo  
    • Maine Potatoes with Housemade Chorizo Vinaigrette, Yogurt, and Cilantro
    • JAMAICA-RITA > ESPOLÓN TEQUILA BLANCO WITH HIBISCUS–CHIPOTLE SIMPLE SYRUP AND LIME
    • Tuckaway Farm Heirloom Corn Tamale with New Hampshire Mushrooms, Cashew Queso, and Guajillo Chiles
    • BONTERRA VIOGNIER 2013 
    • Cauliflower Relleno with Oaxacan Black Mole, Sikil Pak, Pickled Beans, and Fried Carnitas
    • WHITE BIRCH BREWING TAVERN ALE
    • Pozole Verde with Breezy Hill Farm Pork Belly, Flint Corn, Salsa de Aguacate, Leaves, and Roots
    • VIDA MARGARITA > EL JIMADOR TEQUILA BLANCO WITH LIME AND AGAVE
    • Arroz con Leche with Horchata, Cinnamon Tuile, Raisin Semifreddo, and Sesame Seeds
    • PORTSMOUTH SUNSET > WHITE HERON ROOIBOS–INFUSED MILAGRO TEQUILA WITH SOLERNO BLOOD ORANGE LIQUEUR, LEMON, AND DRIED APPLES

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