My good friend DD was kind enough to invite me to join his 30th birthday party celebrations and he chose Mexico, which is a stone's throw away from Central Station.
Warren Turnbull has done it again! What was previously District Dining has become the hot spot now known as Mexico. As you enter the premises, there are murals reflective of Frida Kahlo and many iconic artefacts reflecting the Mexican theme.
If I didn't know any better, I really could imagine being in Mexico. I won't describe the artefacts, I think the pictures speak a thousand words!
There were 16 of us attending the event. Lovely to meet so many of DD's old school mates who were seated at my end of the long communal table, quite an interesting bunch actually.
So what did we have for dinner? Well, as there were so many of us, we had the banquet menu. Wow! What a spread, there were so many dishes and all in all, we paid a very, very reasonable price. It was the alcoholic beverages that kept the price up, not the actual food.
So here goes:
Snacks - house made corn chips with pickled vegetables, Pumpkin, white bean and agave dip served with tortillas, and Crispy potatoes tossed in celery lime salt with tomatillo dressing.
|Pumpkin dip with tortillas|
|Potatoes with tomatillo dressing|
Soft shell tacos - we had a choice of one. I selected the Cumin and anise blackened chicken with avocado and mint.
|Blackened chicken tacos|
|Grilled squid with mole|
|Chorizo cooked with beer|
|Prawn quesadilla with corn salsa|
|Chicken quesadilla with salsa borracha|
|Beetroot with blood orange salad|
The place was packed, it was happening and it was loud! As in loud music, not necessarily genuine Mexican music, but music per se! And it was also very dark, so I had to resort to taking the photos with a flash. We had permission from the restaurant to do so, which was great! The only negative comment I will say is that it took too long for the next set of food to be served. At one stage, I think we were sitting there with no food served for about 20 minutes. I am not sure if that is a common occurrence or because we were a large group.
But other than that, it was a great evening celebrating my friend's milestone and having some really good Mexican food. We ended it by DD ushering in his birthday with a large Strawberry Watermelon Cake from Black Star Pastry!! Yummy, a very nice way to end the very fun party!
Thank you DD for having me join in the celebrations! May your big year be one of many exciting ventures!!!! Happy birthday!!!!!
Mexico Food and Liquor
17 Randle Street
Tel: +61 2 9211 7798
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