Time for summer specials!

Time for summer specials!

It’s warm and the sun is shining (hope it lasts!), so it’s time to welcome some tasty summery dishes. Tommi’s new seafood coctel, brings the fresh zing of a sun-drenched, beach-side cantina to our street food specials menu for the early summer. We take MSC king scallops and shrimp and cure them in a light habanero-spiked tomato broth, topped with fresh Hass avocado, herbs and diced cucumber for a highly slurpable summertime hit that you won’t want to miss. We’ve checked.

There’s also a welcome return to a Wahaca summer salad favourite – Hibiscus glazed beetroot and whipped goats curd.  To keep things exciting, we bury our creamy goat’s cheese beneath baby spinach, pink picked onions and fresh glazed beetroot, so dig in and mix it up.

Sound good? See you at ours.

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Christmas at Wahaca 2017

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. well, not quite yet, but we know the festive spirit remains strong in some all year round. Particularly those tasked with organising Christmas get-togethers.

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Thomasina and our food team are busy in our test kitchens finalising some superb festive menus for us to offer for the Christmas period in 2017 – think of delicious, sumptuous sharing feasts, bringing people together with great food, cocktails and company.

We’ll be able to give full details and prices in August, but for now if you’d like to enquire about booking with us, please head here and use the calendar to send your details through. We’ll let you know what space we can reserve for you and you’ll be first on the list to hear what’ll be on offer. We’ll be accepting Christmas bookings from 20th November to 24th December 2017, for groups of 4+.

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Pisces: helping to make the fishing industry more sustainable

In our quest to make sure that there’s always plenty more fish in the sea, we’re supporting a new start-up, SafetyNet Technologies in their quest to make the fishing industry more sustainable by reducing by-catch.

The award winning SafetyNet Technologies is set to disrupt the fishing industry with its ground-breaking technology which uses lights to attract and repel fish, thus eliminating by-catch by up to 90%. This patented piece of technology which the team call PISCES will take fishing to new dimensions and the team hope will have huge potential to make the fishing industry more sustainable.

Imagine a fisherman only catching the fish he is able to sell. Not catching the wrong type, or fish that are too small. Not having to throw his bycatch overboard or discard of them on land. It sounds like a far-off dream but according to the team behind PISCES, the reality is much closer to home. What makes their technology even more attractive is that within just one day, a fishermen can make their money back due to the extra fish they can now sell.

You can back their crowd-funnding campaign and claim your reward (£25 will get you a £25 voucher) between May 16 and June 23rd. The link to the crowdfunding page is: https://igg.me/at/PISCES

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Time to summerize. Our new menu is out now!

It’s that time of year again – shades, shorts and a slackening of the rules around eating ice cream before midday. So to ensure you hit that culinary sweet spot, we’ve launched a new summer menu that’s stocked full of suitably seasonal delights.

This year, as we turn 10 years old, Tommi has been hard at work flicking back through the archives, and has pulled together a menu of her favourite summer dishes from a decade of cooking in the Wahaca kitchens, and sprinkled it with a few inventions inspired by our recent travels around the Motherland.

Watch out for highlights like our new buttermilk chicken tacos – crispy fried chicken, topped with habanero & white onion relish & a spiced mayo; extra cheesy quesadillas, including the new chicken club; fire roasted cactus and courgette burritos and a heavenly hibiscus-roasted aubergine salad with roast serrano hummus, mint vinaigrette and salsa macha. New to our market treats section, a four cheese empanada, stuffed with four different cheeses in one pastry parcel. We crisp it up and top it with a fresh tomatillo salsa ready for you to take a chomp.

If you like the sound of that, Book yourself in and take your taste buds on a trip to discover a little bit more of the magic of the Mexican markets.

Tlayuda & Mushroom fundido, the spring specials are here

The long winter is almost over, and with it, we are bringing you new specials to discover super-tasty and exciting Mexican flavours.

First up, a dish loved by Tommi since the first time she visited Oaxaca: the tlayuda (‘a lot of corn’ in Mexican dialect Nahuatl), commonly called Mexican pizza, is a chargrilled crisp flour tortilla base, brushed with our Mexican style chorizo and topped with Gringa Diary queso fresco, fresh tomato salsa and avocado chunks. Yes, yum.

Our mushroom fundido, also great for sharing, is made of delicious juicy chestnut mushrooms roasted in garlic, thyme, chipotle and glazed in hibiscus, baked in a blend of mozzarella, cheddar and locally produced queso fresco. Served with flour tortillas to make your own tacos.

And remember, when you order our feel good specials, 20p from each dish is used to support charities and campaigns close to our hearts in Mexico.

 

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Home Cook, more than 300 delicious, fuss-free recipes.

Our very own Thomasina Miers has been a busy bee lately. Having just released her new cook book Home Cook, a collection of recipes from her much loved Saturday column the Guardian’s Weekend Cook.

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It includes all Tommi’s kitchen essentials and secrets and is an inspiring guide for the home cook looking to enjoy good food any day of the week. Having collected the most loved recipes that she’s fed her friends and family at her always busy kitchen table, it’s a book full of family classics and food inspired by her travels, favourite food writers and chefs.

With a sprinkling of recipes inspired by trips to Mexico to keep you Wahaca fans happy, there’s also a great range of dishes from the UK and other favourite corners of the world, for those who fancy perfecting their roast chicken, (whilst of course not forgetting to keep a keen eye on Mexican date night).

 

Grab yours here!

 

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National Margarita Day comes to Wahaca

The humble Wahaca margarita, that exquisite double shot of 100% agave tequila, lime and organic agave syrup, now has a national day set aside so we can all take a moment to properly celebrate its greatness. The 22nd of February is officially National Margarita Day around the world, and we have some special plans for you to look out for at a few of our margarita loving hot spots.

In Wahaca Liverpool we’re hosting a National Margarita Appreciation week, with 4 nights of revelry. From Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th February 2017, we’re giving free margaritas when you pop in to eat with us (and say the magic password), and our celebration culminates on Saturday 25th February, when Latin favourite DJ Muvelo will be spinning some tracks up in our rooftop bar. You can check out full details of how you can get involved over here.

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Meanwhile, in London’s Wahaca Canary Wharf, Charlotte Street and Soho Bars and Restaurants (as well as up in Liverpool), we will be serving an exclusive, extra special Patron margarita, made with Patron silver, a smooth, buttery and lightly spiced super-premium tequila, served chilled and bottled. It’s available for a limited run from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 26th of February.

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Don’t forget to tell us your Margarita tales using the hashtag #NationalMargaritaDay and salud compadres!

Wahaca Wimbledon helping Polka inspire children through live theatre

Polka and Wahaca Wimbledon have been working together since 2014 and during this time the partnership has gone from strength to strength. For every children’s meal sold at Wahaca Wimbledon, 20p goes to Polka; almost £1,000 in 2016 alone. As a registered charity, Polka relies on these and other donations so they can continue creating inventive, new theatre and sharing it with as many children as possible. In addition to their 90,000+ annual visitors, last year we were able to introduce around 4,500 children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and others with specific learning and access needs, to live theatre and associated learning opportunities.

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Polka has an exciting year coming up. New productions include Sarah & Duck for ages 3–6, where the enchanting world of the BAFTA award winning CBeebies show is brought to life in a brand new stage show. And don’t miss To Dream Again for ages 7-11, a new play inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Visit t www.polkatheatre.com to find out more!

NEW specials at Wahaca

Continuing the tradition of having new seasonal dishes that give a little back, ( 20 p from each dish goes to support charities and campaigns close to our hearts in Mexico in the UK) we have two new dishes that will make your mouth water…

Introducing Tacos de Carnitas, A classic from the state of Michoacan, slow cooked confit British pork, caramelised and served in toasted corn tortillas with a delish creamy avocado salsa.

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And for those of you seafood lovers we have the incredible Crispy squid with jalapeño alioli, chilli-spiked squid, marinated in soy, garlic and coriander and fried until golden and crisp, served with a warming jalapeño and mint alioli. Hungry? Drop in to your nearest Wahaca to tried them, they are available for a limited time only.

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Taco Tuesday is here!

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Taco Tuesday is here!

Let’s face it, Tuesdays need help. And the good news is, we’ve got the fix, as Taco Tuesdays come to Wahaca this 2017

We all know Mondays get a bad rap, but they have that manic-post-weekend-5-days-to-go excuse. Wednesday’s hump day, you’re half way through and you’re on the home-straight. Tuesdays are a long way from fun and after some in-depth research, (apart from pancakes 1 day a year) we’ve found they’re virtually glee-free. Until now.

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Taco Tuesdays means your first plate of tacos is just £1 at all of our restaurants, all day, for everyone on your table.

It’s the fix you need to give your week an early taste-lift, and finally give Tuesdays something to smile about.

Catch you Tuesday*

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*Your first plate of our 3 traditional street food tacos is £1 when you order at least one other dish from the street food or bigger food menu. Offer doesn’t apply to Baja tacos, Market treats or Specials. One £1 plate per person. Not available to takeaway. Available on Tuesdays until further notice.