28 January, 2022, 10:55

Cafe Botanica serves up local flavors at “Food Without Borders” (MENU)

Honoring the beloved taco with modern recipe renditions.

It’s your last chance to catch this year’s seasonal dining series.

Cafe Botanica is serving up its final installment of “Food Without Borders” from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 19.

This dinner’s all about the amazing (and ever-so-tasty taco), too.

Erika Pacheco and Rod Miller from E&R Pork are whipping up something special to bring in the traditional and modern recipes from the region. The menu features local ingredients like wild-caught Baja fish and shrimp, pork and beef, a mighty group of native fruits and vegetables, and tortillas — of course.

Also, when you’re honoring the taco, it’s hard not to honor a nice, cold cerveza.

Crooked Tooth Brewing Company has also been added to the menu and you’ll have the option to choose from a couple of their brews.

Tickets are $75 per person and you can make a reservation by calling (520) 445-5394.

19sep6:00 pm8:00 pmFood Without BordersFarm to Fork Summer Feast series6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AZ Café Botanica

Food Without Borders Menu

  • Spicy Baja Ceviche – made with fresh-caught shrimp and whitefish, tomatoes, lime, chile, and served with tostadas de maiz
  • Tucson Street Corn – Sonoran queso crema, smoked paprika, cilantro, and served with crushed chiltepines on the side
Tacqueria Botanica
  • Tacos Al Pastor – traditional central Mexico trompo of marinated pork and sliced off the grill
  • Carne Asada Tacos – seared on a comal and served tableside
  • Tacos Guisados – three ollas of creative vegetarian options
    • tepary bean and caramelized onion
    • rajas (strips of roasted Poblano), corn, and crema
    • smashed roasted potato, garlic, and grilled Hosui pears
  • Paletas – assorted handmade treats with unexpected ingredients
  • Conchas – traditional pan dulce served with cajeta
  • Steaming Atole – traditional hot corn beverage made with pinole

Tucson Botanical Gardens is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information, call (520) 445-5394 or visit tucsonbotanical.org.

At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.