28 February, 2020, 00:28

Four-course “Agave Dinner” w/ Spadefoot Nursery at BIRD Modern Provisions & Bar (MENU)

An educational meal that brings some of Arizona's plants out of the desert and onto your dinner plate

25jun7:00 pm10:30 pmAgave Dinnerwith Spadefoot Nursery7:00 pm - 10:30 pm BIRD Modern Provisions & Bar

Here’s a dinner for those that learn faster with their appetite.

BIRD Modern Provisions & Bar is hosting a series of dinners with Spadefoot Nursery beginning with an Agave Dinner on Monday, June 25 from 7 – 10:30 p.m.

The inaugural dinner kicks off a partnership that aims to bring more of the desert to the dining room by creating applications of common and obscure desert plants.

Chef Daniel Thomas and Matt Martinez crafted a five-course meal focusing on Agave spirits and food pairings that promote native and regional ingredients and techniques.

Aside from dinner, Spadefoot Nursery is hosting a pop-up plant sale including plants you’ve finished eating or are about to munch on during dinner.

Seats are $75 each, is limited to just 30 people, and can be reserved by calling (520) 441-9509.

Agave Dinner Menu

  • Nopal Fritter – with corn and cilantro pepper jelly
  • Nopal Shrub – with sal de colima
First Course
  • Arugala – with smoked goat cheese, saguaro fruit vin, and spiced pine nuts
  • Arette Blanco Tequila – with cilantro prickly pear gastrique, Indio, and lime zest
Second Course
  • Cabrilla – with fennel bulb, carrot, red onion, cilantro, citrus, and olive oil
  • Bacanora – with Sauvignon Blanc, Tucson mountain honey, fennel seed, grapefruit oils, and citrus blossom
Third Course
  • Fried Chicken – mole manchamantel, mashed plantain, and watermelon rind escabeche
  • Nuestra Soledad Mezcal & Fortaleza Blanco Tequila – with burnt tortilla orgeat and lemon oils
Fourth Course
  • Tamal Dulce – with prickly pear and cajeta
  • Sotol – with Hermosa Coffee Roasters coffee, Lico 43, and cajeta espuma

BIRD Modern Provisions & Bar is located at 7109 N. Oracle Rd. For more information and to make reservations, call (520) 441-9509.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.