Photo from the 2017 Dinner on a Pier.
Photo from the 2017 Dinner on a Pier.

People have been so excited for our 2018 Dinner on a Pier that over 60% of our tickets for the feast have already been sold….before even releasing the menu.

Chefs Elise Keller and Johnny Oran put a lot of thought and research into the dishes and traditions of the Oaxaca region of Mexico. The final menu is a mix of those traditions along with their personal flair and creativity.

One of the highlights of the menu is the infusion of a variety of moles. Oaxaca is known as the land of 7 moles and the chefs and owners of Licia Ruby have included 4 of them within the dinner. This is extremely special considering certain types of mole can take an entire day to make properly.

Dinner under a setting sun quickly turns to dining under the stars.
Dinner under a setting sun quickly turns to dining under the stars.

Also included in the feast is an opportunity for those who are a little more adventurous with their food. Guests to Dinner on a Pier can, if they choose, indulge in some chapulines. “What are chapulines” you may ask? Well, they’re grasshoppers and are considered an integral part of Oaxacan cuisine.

For those that have already purchased a ticket and are eagerly awaiting a menu…here’s the moment you have been waiting for (drum roll, please). The 2018 Dinner on a Pier menu:

Frijoles Refritos, Avocado, Heirloom Tomato, Squash Blossom, Oaxacan String Cheese

Molote Rellenos de Salchicha
Mojo Sausage (a collaboration sausage with Robbie’s Gourmet Sausage), Corn, Poblano, Mole Manchamantel

Batata Caramelizada
Guacamole, Sweet Potato, Tamarind, Agave, Pepitas, Pomegranate

Shrimp, Mango, Coconut, Pickled Red Onion, Cilantro, Tostadas

Lombro de Cordero en Mole Negro
Whole Braised Lamb Shoulder, Mole Negro

Pescado en Mole Verde
Grilled Halibut Fillets, Mole Verde

Chicharrones Guisados
Chicharrón and hominy stewed in Mole Amarillo

Pimientos Carbonizados
Fire Roasted Shisitos, Queso Fresco, Chili Lime Crema, Cilantro

Queso Fundido con Huitlacoche Refrito
Smoked Wild Mushrooms, Caramelized Onion, Serrano Chili

Ensalada de Papaya y Chayote
Mojo Vinaigrette, Red Pepper, Peanuts

Caramelized Plantain
Chocolate-Chili Crumble, Passionfruit

Corn Cake
Mezcal Dulce De Leche, Corn Chantilly

The mains will be served with fresh corn tortillas, cilantro, salsa, and chapulines

The 2018 Dinner on a Pier will take place on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Tickets are still available online but going fast.