Mike Isabella Pairs Tequila With Octopus Tacos at Pop-Up Bandolero Preview
Tickets are now on sale for Graffiato chef Mike Isabella's pop-up preview of his forthcoming Georgetown eatery Bandolero. Isabella tells the Post the pop-up concept “gives us the opportunity to test out some of our food and train my staff”—pretty much the same reason that restaurants hold a "soft" opening, as the former Top Chef contestant explained in last week's "Answers Issue" of Washington City Paper. Deal site LivingSocial is hosting the four-night, five-course extravaganza at its building on F Street NW and drops some hints about the menu below:
Classic dips like guacamole and sikil pak (made with pumpkin seeds) will share menu space with tacos stuffed with octopus, suckling pig, and crispy yucca, as well [Isabella's] interpretation of fajitas, taquitos, and flautas.
The price is $119 per person (tax and gratuity included). Reserve your seat here.
Photo by Darrow Montgomery