Desert Door presents Casco Porto Release Dinner with Contigo
Desert Door Texas Sotol is hosting a four course dinner in collaboration with Contigo to commemorate the launch of Casco Porto, Desert Door’s fourth limited Explorer Series release and the first to feature European origin barrels. This special barrel came all the way from Portugal where it was once used to age port.
Upon arrival at the event, guests will be warmly escorted to their reserved tables with a cocktail and starter, setting the tone for the four courses and the respective drink pairings. The intimate dinner highlights Contigo’s rustic offerings, including roasted carrot and jalapeño dip with sotol chicharron, hamachi crudo, Casco Porto barrel brined pork, and smoked beets. The final course features grapefruit, sotol and burnt honey cake with a neat pour of Desert Door’s Casco Porto.
The Casco Porto Barrel takes on some of the nutty and fruity characteristics of the port, but is dominated by notes of caramel and vanilla. The spirit’s deep color and layered flavor profile serves as an ideal match for Contigo’s ranch-to-table menu created by Contigo Executive Chef Freddy Diaz. Chef Diaz not only utilized this special Desert Door release, but also incorporated pieces of the brand’s process as he crafted his menu. Guests can be the first to purchase this release at the event.