It’s no secret we love brunch, and Tacology’s new brunch offerings have us head over heels. The Mexican restaurant inside Brickell City Centre recently launched its Sunday service, and by the looks of the crowds, it’s already a hit. We’re not surprised.
“In Santiago we trust.” That’s exactly what we were thinking after trying the new Mexican concept from Cantina La Veinte’s Executive Chef Santiago Gomez. Unlike Cantina, Tacology at Brickell City Centre is a more casual affair that emphasizes street food creations but also brings some upscale dishes along for the ride. Items are meant to be shared, but here’s the thing: The food is so good that you won’t want to.
Tequila: It’s a spirit that has fueled many unforgettable nights and made us forget a few, too. Whatever your relationship with the Mexican liquor — good/bad/casually dating/just friends — there’s no denying that it’s synonymous with one of America’s favorite reasons to drink: Cinco de Mayo.
To get us ready for the holiday of bad decisions, Tequila Don Julio invited us to a Farm to Shaker dinner with a food and cocktail menu made by Cantina La Veinte’s Santiago Gomez and the team behind Cocktail Cartel. Held at Mariano Moreno Culinary Institute, the event opened our eyes to the world of tequila beyond clear and gold colors. We knew that the spirit could be used to make some awesome (and dangerous) cocktails, but little did we know that cooking with it could result in some awesome dishes, too. Read more
Over the past year, we’ve interviewed many members of the hospitality industry, and one constant among the interviewees has been a profound love for their pets. We thought it would be great to share this love with our readers. That’s why we launched an ongoing feature called “Wag Wednesday” to showcase industry peeps and their pets.
This week, we’re featuring Santiago Gomez, Executive Chef at Cantina La Veinte, and his Mexican black labrador, Simona.
Having been to Brickell’s Cantina La Veinte only for drinks, we were pretty excited about being invited in for dinner. The restaurant, located on the ground floor of The Icon Brickell, is helmed by Executive Chef Santiago Gomez, whose resume includes stints at Nobu (both in Miami and Mexico City) as well as multiple outposts of Cantina La Veinte throughout Mexico.
Knowing that this was our first true Cantina La Veinte experience, Chef Gomez brought out an assortment of classics and favorites for the perfect first impression. Here’s a rundown of what we had (and what you should order).