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Patron Secret Surprise Dinner @ Marini’s on 57

February 25th, 2013 · 2 Comments · ~ Alcohol & food pairing ~, ~ Bars / Clubs / Restaurants ~, ~ Liquor ~

Yup, dat was d title of a session by Patron in the city recently. I like Marini’s – nice n fancy for a proper dinner with great drinks.

 

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Proceedings began with the one-of-kind ‘Bloody Mary’, a stronger called Marini’s Blooded Junior, as it was created by Junior Joe, formerly of View Bar, now with Marini’s.

 

Marini's bar area

Marini’s bar area

 

With a base of Patron Silver, it’s got Asian-kitchen aromas, as there’s a bbq-powder rim, Maggi seasoning sauce, and some tomato juice. A unique, herbaly drink, with a bitter finish. The celery ice-cubes sure grow on you.

This was served with smoked shrimps.

 

Some of the participants

Some of the participants

 

The second cocktail, Twisted Moments is like a margarita that’s more like a martini – strong, and taste-wise, bitter-sweet. This uses Patron Reposado.

 

Served with bamboo clams

Paired with a dish of bamboo clams marinated in Reposado

 

Berries Basil Smash was definitely my fave of the night – a fruity blow-up. Very pleasant berry aromas, and a superb fruit cocktail experience. Berries go really well with tequila, especially slightly-aged ones. This Patron Anejo drink was served with Venison Tartare. Great stuff.

 

Keep 'em comin!

Keep ‘em comin!

 

Killa

Perfectly-balanced

 

Patron also has a vodka! This was used to make the Ultimate Martini. Two words – very strong. (Served with caviar.)

 

Rambutan?

Rambutan?

 

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Ultimat vodka

 

Unfortunately i had to split before the dessert, and missed the Patron XO Cafe!

 

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Flowing

 

The orange version - excellent! Had several shots

The orange version, Patron Citronge – excellent! Had several shots. Orange liqueur, but at 40%

The crew, with Junior second from right

The crew, with Junior second from right

 

Patron is a well-respected, 100% agave tequila. While the Silver is the standard issue, the Anejo and Reposado display more character due to aging in barrels.

The first time i had it, things got messy. Haha

And it comes in cool bottles too!

 

Brain damage: 7.5/10

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