Macho Mexicano

Pop-up pros Bread Meat Cheese will be making a welcome return to The Lightbox Café : Bar on Friday 12th October.  Always a popular event and a guaranteed sell-out, the chefs are bringing a three course Mexican street-food menu to the Bridge Street venue.

BMC chef Claire Morgan, lived, worked and cooked in Tequila, Guadalajara & Puerta Vallarta.  Calling upon typical “Nuevo Latino” inspiration, she has created an authentic street-food menu packed with the vibrant fresh herbs, zingy spices & smoky flavours of the real Mexico.

The late, great American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, said “Mexico has the most misunderstood and underrated cuisine on earth” so here is a chance to savour the real thing.

The menu kicks off with “Streetcorn”: grilled corn on the cob, scorched jalapeno and lime crema with feta cheese.  Your main course will be “Taco de Pato”: “Cantina” spiced shredded duck, mango, and pickled red onion, sesame, lime, radish and cucumber salad, nachos and imported “Valentina” hot sauce on the side.  A vegetarian alternative of “Taco de Calabaza” with roasted squash, chard and pumpkin seed is available if pre-ordered at the time of booking.  For dessert, the team are serving “Buenas Noches, Montezuma”:  chocolate, tequila reposado, cinnamon, cayenne & orange mousse, the title a nod to the 16th Century Aztec king who believed chocolate to be the food of the gods.

Tickets are available from The Lightbox Café : Bar on Bridge Street in Peterborough, 01733 894444, priced at £20. Be aware though, at the time of this article being posted, considerably more than half the tickets have already been sold.