Margaritas With Mico

Dallas Contemporary members score first taste at Mesero Miguel

Dallas Contemporary members score first taste at Mesero Miguel

Dwight Emanuelson, Claire Emanuelson
Dwight Emanuelson, Claire Emanuelson Photo by Jason Acton
Austin Lewis, Mackenzie Moussa, Mesero Miguel
Austin Lewis, Mackenzie Moussa Photo by Jason Acton
Shelby Wagner, Muffin Lemak
Shelby Wagner, Muffin Lemak Photo by Jason Acton
Barbara Daseke, Laree Hushoff
Barbara Daseke, Laree Hulshoff Photo by Jason Acton
Sara Ahr, Gary Ahr
Sara Ahr, Gary Ahr Photo by Jason Acton
Muffin Lemak, Claire Emanuelson, Shireen Duck
Muffin Lemak, Claire Emanuelson, Shireen Duck Photo by Jason Acton
Leah Stafford, Ed Stafford
Leah Stafford, Ed Stafford  Photo by Jason Acton
Jessica Pulliam, Beth Ewing
Jessica Pulliam, Beth Ewing  Photo by Jason Acton
Gabriel Suarez, David Morales
Garbriel Suarez, David Morales  Photo by Jason Acton
Erin Clueley, Mike Masters
Erin Cluley, Mike Masters  Photo by Jason Acton
Ellie Lemak, Jordan Frances
Ellie Lemak, Jordan Frances  Photo by Jason Acton
Chris Dungan, Genniva Bruce, Heith Harris
Chris Dungan, Genniva Bruce, Heith Harris  Photo by Jason Acton
Chef Jon Stevens, Mico Rodriguez
Chef Jon Stevens, Mico Rodriguez  Photo by Jason Acton
Wendy Fedele, Anthony Fedele, Melissa Green
Wendy Fedele, Anthony Fedele, Melissa Green Photo by Jason Acton
Dwight Emanuelson, Claire Emanuelson
Austin Lewis, Mackenzie Moussa, Mesero Miguel
Shelby Wagner, Muffin Lemak
Barbara Daseke, Laree Hushoff
Sara Ahr, Gary Ahr
Muffin Lemak, Claire Emanuelson, Shireen Duck
Leah Stafford, Ed Stafford
Jessica Pulliam, Beth Ewing
Gabriel Suarez, David Morales
Erin Clueley, Mike Masters
Ellie Lemak, Jordan Frances
Chris Dungan, Genniva Bruce, Heith Harris
Chef Jon Stevens, Mico Rodriguez
Wendy Fedele, Anthony Fedele, Melissa Green

Membership does have its privileges. For members of the Dallas Contemporary, that included a first taste at at Mesero Miguel, the latest venture from veteran Dallas restaurateur Mico Rodriquez.

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.