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Jason Rose

Special Dinner Menu for Cinco de Mayo

mole plate

This menu sprang to life after our amazing intern Gillian Caballero Chase came to me and asked if we could cook a fun, delicious meal for Cinco de Mayo. Gillian is a student in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program at City College here in San Francisco, and chose the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses as the location for her internship. Her mole negro was inspired by a culinary study abroad program last summer to Oaxaca, Mexico and it’s at the heart of a new grab-and-go dinner entree she’s been working on for our Markets. PeppersHaving been exposed to many amazing examples of mole from my time at La Cocina in the Mission District, I’m a tough critic, but it turns out that Gillian’s mole is the real deal. With its deep, dark, smoky and fruity tones, mole negro, or mole poblano, Gillian’s is so good that we have made it the star of the show for our Cinco de Mayo menu.

mole prepack

Gillian’s mole will soon be available as a pre-made entree.

To complement the mole, we have paired it up with dishes like ceviche, a crisp, crunchy jicama salad, rancho gordo beans, tomatillo-braised pork sopes, and lamb albondigas braised in a sweet, earthy apricot chile mulato sauce. We look forward to sharing this special menu with our many wonderful guests this Monday, May 5th. Buen Provecho!

 

 

 

Our special Cinco de Mayo Dinner Menu
will be available from 4pm to closing time
on Monday, May 5th

Chicken  Mole
Braised half-chicken with Mole Negro Oaxaqueño & Toasted Sesame Seeds

Grass-Fed Lamb Albondigas
Lamb Meatballs with Mint & cumin, braised in an Apricot-Chile Mulato Sauce

Ceviche
Citrus–cured Tilapia with Avocado, Cucumber, Onion & Shaved Jalapeño

Sopes with Tomatillo–Braised Llano Seco Pork Shoulder
Handmade Masa Cakes filled with Tomatillo–braised Llano Seco Pork Shoulder

Slow-Cooked Rancho Gordo Beans & Melted Onions
Slow-cooked Rancho Gordo Cranberry Beans with Melted Onions

Gratin of ‘Papas con Rajas’
Potato Gratin with Poblano Cream, Charred Peppers & Mexican Cheese

Jicama Salad
Jicama, Spring Lettuces, Peas, Shaved Radish & Grapefruit
tossed with a creamy Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

Cilantro Rice
Classic Mexican Rice tossed with Chopped Cilantro & Lime Juice