Diane Powers’ Casa de Bandini will host a multi-course tequila tasting dinner featuring Carlsbad premium tequila brand, CaliFino, on Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m.
CaliFino “P.O.G.” cocktails (made with passion fruit, orange and guava) will be served upon arrival followed by a multi-course meal, with dishes paired with reposado, añejo or super añejo tequilas. The evening’s menu includes Camaroncito Quesdailla with mango salsa; Fiesta Ensalada with cilantro-lime dressing; Carne Asada with crab enchilada topped with jalapeño cheese sauce, arroz Amarillo and guacamole. CaliFino will then debut its “Tequila Gelato” for dessert.
Guests will also get to hear directly from owner Miguel Luna on the history of the company, and how CaliFino tequila is made.
The brand’s name CaliFino comes from its mission to introduce California to the world’s finest tequilas. Created by Miguel Luna and Phil Salvagio (best known as players for the San Diego Sockers), CaliFino launched in 2014 to share the tequila that the Luna family has been making since 1975. CaliFino tequila is made from the finest, hand-selected blue agave, grown in the historical Arandas Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.
Casa de Bandini is located at The Forum Carlsbad, 1901 Calle Barcelona. Tickets are $65 each. Reservations are required. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit www.bandini-califino.eventbrite.com.
About Casa de Bandini
Using the freshest ingredients and a multitude of sauces to make the unforgettable authentic regional cuisine, Casa de Bandini’s menu showcases past favorites as well as innovative new entrees, celebrated seafood dishes and several healthy choice options, a children’s menu and, of course, the same refreshing, giant birdbath margaritas that have become a staple at each of Powers’ restaurants – Casa de Pico in La Mesa, Casa Guadalajara in Old Town and Casa Sol y Mar in Del Mar. For more information, call 760-634-3443 or visit www.casadebandini.com. Casa de Bandini is open daily Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
About the Bazaar del Mundo Restaurant Group
Diane Powers’ restaurants Casa Guadalajara, Casa de Pico, Casa de Bandini and Casa Sol y Mar have earned numerous awards, including the Gold Medallion Award by the San Diego Restaurant Association, the “Award of Excellence” by Zagat Surveys and several first place prizes at the Ensenada International Seafood Fair. The restaurants have also been named “Best Mexican Restaurant” by The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Home Garden/Lifestyles Magazine, and San Diego Magazine and as one of the “50 Best Hispanic Restaurants” in the nation by Hispanic Magazine.
All reflect Powers’ love of delicious Mexican flavors as well as her design expertise, creative use of brilliant festive color and adherence to the spirit of Latin American marketplaces and Mexican flavors. Powers has traveled throughout the world to acquire unique merchandise and décor for her restaurants, as well as impressive artifacts for the gorgeous courtyards and exterior environments. For more information, visit www.bazaardelmundo.com.