Love this location as it does not get crazily busy like Covent Garden branch, is light and airy, and you can have a relaxed meal here without getting hastled by crowds of people.
We went to Wahaca Waterloo for a Tequila Tasting Dinner hosted by Matthias Lataille, Brand Ambassador for Olmeca, from Pernod Ricard UK.
We were taken through the array of flavour profiles of the different Tequilas and Tequila Cocktails by Matthias. Matthias had carefully matched these with a selection of items from the Wahaca menu.
We started with Olmeca Altos Blanco and Sangrita which were accompanied by tortilla chips, guacamole and salsa. The Olmeca Altos Blanco has herbal, citrusy and spiced notes which complement the flavours of the snacks. Sangrita is a palate cleanser that traditionally accompany a glass of Tequila in Mexico (it removes impurities from the palate such as tobacco or if you have eaten anything strong tasting earlier in the day).
Next we sampled an Altos Blanco Jasmine Tea Margarita, a light and refreshing beverage, which was created to match the delicate flavours of the seafood and vegetables. This was accompanied by MSC Ceviche Tostadas and other light dishes.
Our tastebuds were then treated to a wonderful pairing of an Altos Blanco Mexican Mule with its ginger and lime notes complementing the spicy Mexican street food dishes.
We rounded off the meal with Olmeca Altos Reposado – a great digestive with beautiful, sweet citrusy, vanilla and woody notes and finishing with a dry chocolate finish. The dry chocolate finish of the Tequila is enhanced by the Churros con Chocolate dessert.
Top tip: Save room for the churros con chocolate! A great way to end a meal, as we loved the cinnamon on the churros with the dark notes of the chocolate complemented by the fantastic sweetness of the aged tequila.
Great place to enjoy freshly made Mexican street food with shots of tequila and margaritas. Thanks Matthias and Wahaca for a fun and educational evening.
We will be going back very soon!
Twitter: @TequilaOlmeca, @SanMatthias, @wahaca
Pernod Ricard UK:
119 Waterloo Road
T: +44 (0) 20 3697 4140
Mon – Sat: 12pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 10.30pm
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