The Coronet (Photo courtesy of Agave Heritage Festival)

Cascahuín Heritage Multi-Course Dinner at The Coronet (MENU)

April 11, 2024
By Matt Sterner

The Agave Heritage Festival (Thursday, April 18 – Sunday, April 21) perfectly balances the culture, community, and conservation of our borderlands region while also offering world-class parties, music, tastings, poetry readings, and innovative dinners.   

With Afar magazine rating the festival as one of the “10 Best Places to Visit in April and Conde Nast Traveler recognizing Tucson in their 2024 list of “The Best Places to Go in North America and the Caribbean,” there is still time to book the four-day immersive festival experience featuring 50+ events.

The Coronet, located at 198 W. Cushing St., is hosting a Cascahuín Heritage Dinner from 6 – 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 — the last night of the four-day festival.

The evening will be hosted by Master Distiller Chava Rosales of Tequila Cascahuín. “Guests will be enchanted as they enter The Coronets’ magical 160-year-old property where they will be greeted with a signature cocktail, passed appetizers, and a warm welcome from the Coronet’s Executive Chef Tanner Fleming and Chava Rosales. “

Tickets are $220 per person and include the following menu under the stars. Guests will also have live music by Hey Bucko, a guided experience with Chava and Tanner, and tequila to experience the authentic taste of Cascahuín.

  • Welcome Cocktail Tequila Cascahuín Blanco, amontillado sherry, vanilla, lemon oleo, rosemary
  • Shrimp Patacones – fried plantain, grilled corn, beet, mango, jalapeño, kewpie mayo, pomegranate
  • Wild Board Birria Phyllo Cups – with butternut squash, pickled onion, cilantro
  • Grilled Seabass “Ceviche” – Pacifico striped bass, cucumber, grapefruit, melon, confit tomato, avocado espuma, fried tortilla threads
    • Paired with Tequila Cascahuín Blanco
  • Rio Zape Tostada – Rio Zape beans, mulato and cascabel chile, smoked poblano, jalapeno, snap peas, grilled corn, lime crema
    • Paired with Tequila Cascahuín Tahona Blanco
  • Castacan Pork Belly – blue corn posole, golden beet, cabbage, radish, avocado, crispy beet green
    • Paired with Tequila Cascahuín Plata
  • Chocolate Swirl Jericalla – Masa Harina Doughnut
    • Paired with The Coronet (Tequila Cascahuín Blanco, mole simple, angostura bitters, cherry)
The Coronet (Photo by Anna Smirnova)

Plus, there’s going to be a raffle to benefit the Iskashitaa Refugee Network! The Coronet has one limited-release and extremely rare bottle of Cascahuín Siete Veces Diez tequila valued at $250. There are only two bottles allocated to the entire state of Arizona!

Raffle tickets will sell for $20 each and guests of the Agave Heritage Dinner can purchase as many as they would like.

More About the Agave Heritage Festival

This culinary weekend includes other not-to-be-missed dinners that highlight some of the city’s renowned restaurants and chefs via multi-course dinners that embody the magic that’s created when agave spirits are paired with the unmistakable flavors that Tucson has become known for.

In the 17th century, Francisco Ximénez described the agave’s centrality as “Of no other plant is there such abundance in New Spain,” he wrote in his Historia Natural of 1615. “If people would learn to live in moderation and balance, as is reasonable, this plant would be sufficient to supply all human needs.”

Check out our interactive guide to this year’s Agave Heritage Festival.

The Coronet is located at 198 W. Cushing St. For more information, visit To purchase tickets to the Heritage Dinner, visit

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