The Mr. Mesero spin-off is set to open to the public on September 19, but Rodriguez invited these arts patrons to be the first to sample his American/Mexican menu as well as a few signature cocktails.
The two-story restaurant has a Palm Springs vibe, and we are digging the Pedro, a top-floor bar that pays tribute to famous Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar. Pedro boasts specialty cocktails such as the Micorita, Mesero 75, The Pedro and Paloma Verdo.
Rodriguez consulted with chef Jon Stevens on the menu, which includes some funky categories, such as Light & Bright and Crispy & Crunchy. Signature dishes include La Rosa Pistola (seared scallops, warm coconut and prickly pear broth), Alaskan halibut and prime New York strip.
Rodriguez’s wish for Mesero Miguel is that patrons enjoy the food, enjoy the space and enjoy each other. And that is precisely what attendees — including Austin Lewis, Mackenzie Moussa, Barbara Daseke, Laree Hulshoff, Dwight and Claire Emanuelson, Leah and Ed Stafford, Muffin Lemak, Jessica Pulliam, and Beth Ewing — did during this special preview.
All proceeds from the dinner benefited Dallas Contemporary. The event was also the official kickoff party to the Contemporary's 35th birthday bash, which is going down in November.