Kicking off a season of celebration, Cordúa Restaurants introduces a trio of specials commemorating their first 25 years of sharing inspiring Latin cuisine with Houstonians. The July Anniversary Specials, launching Monday, July 1, 2013, feature a variety of Cordúa classics and a special one-time-only menu, with all items priced in recognition of the founding year – 1988. All specials will be available throughout the month of July at various locations.
Kicking off the Anniversary is a duo of lunch specials – The Original™ Tres Leches Cake and the Classic Mojito – available during lunch throughout the month of July for a mere 88 cents. Both The Original™ Tres Leches Cake, perfect as a happy ending to a business or casual lunch, and the cool and refreshing mint-infused Classic Mojito, are joyful indulgences for those in need of a midday treat. The pair of accompaniments are available at Artista, Amazon Grill, all Churrascos locations (Sugar Land, River Oaks, Westchase) and all Américas locations (River Oaks and The Woodlands).
Diners looking for an elevated experience will delight a three-course Chef Pairing Menu for Two, featuring signature Cordua cuisine and pairings. The $88-for-two pairing menu, paired with a Classic Mojitos and a bottle of Rivarey Crianza ’09, will be available throughout the month of July at all Churrascos (Sugar Land, River Oaks, Westchase) and Américas locations (River Oaks and The Woodlands). Diners may choose from the following selections:
First Course (choice of)
Empanadas: Flaky golden-brown savory Latin pastries
Ceviche Mixto: Peruvian style ceviche of fresh market catch & Gulf shrimp, avocado, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro
Angel Wings: Ethereally light chicken wings with brown butter, habanero-papaya & blue cheese
Mixed Green Salad: Mesclun greens & heart of romaine with grilled corn, zucchini & tomato, pickled onion, queso fresco & cilantro dressing
Cubana Soup: Black bean soup with onion-cilantro relish & provolone cheese served in a toasted sourdough bread boule
The Churrasco: A 16 oz Churrascos Steak for Two, a center cut certified angus beef tenderloin, seasoned with chimichurri & chargrilled, served with crispy yuca cake, pickled onions & béarnaise sauce
Third Course (choice of)
The Original™ Tres Leches Cake: Tres leches cake soaked in sweet vanilla laced with cream, then topped with a decadent meringue italiano
Delirio de Chocolate: Chocolate truffle cake, chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache, raspberry coulis, pineapple tarragon relish
Coconut Ice Cream: triple cream house made & served in a caramel tuile basket with fresh berries
The July specials mark the beginning of a season of celebratory “thank you’s,” commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Churrascos and 20th Anniversary of Américas, culminating in special events to be held during Fall 2013. Since his first restaurant opened in 1988, Nicaraguan native Michael Cordúa has long been recognized as the pioneer of Latin cuisine in the United Sates. Reflecting Cordúa’s culinary brilliance, he is the only chef in Texas to be inducted into Food & Wine magazine’s “Hall of Fame,” also being named a 2011 James Beard Foundation award semifinalist, as well as the recipient of the Robert Mondavi Award – among other prestigious culinary awards. In 2007, Cordúa was joined by his son, David Cordúa, a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Paris, and who was named 2010 “Upcoming Chef of the Year” by My Table magazine.
Press release and photo provide by Carey Kirkpatrick of On the Mark Communications.