With its doors reopening just in time for winter celebrations, Mexican restaurant group Wahaca is dialling up the festive cheer this December and celebrating Christmas to the Mex. Whether it’s street food feasts to share, brand new bottled cocktails, delicious seasonal specials or vibrant Mexican dishes to prepare at home using some of the freshest, most sustainable ingredients around – there’s something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas, whether eating out or staying in.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for enjoying plenty of amazing food, and a visit to Wahaca this December promises exactly that. Taking culinary cues from both Mexico and Britain, the Turkey taquito (£5.95) combines roast turkey with smoky bacon, chestnut, sage and apricot stuffing in a crisp corn tortilla, topped with a sweet hibiscus salsa, fresh tomatillo guacamole and crema.
For a seasonal special that’s both plant-based and palate-pleasing, look no further than the Romano pepper (£5.75). It’s a colourful and Christmassy vegan dish, roasted and filled with Riverford Organic squash, herb rice and olives and served with ancho relish and pumpkin seed mole. And, giving a Christmas classic a distinctly Mexican twist, the Mince pie empanada (£5.95) is a crispy, sugar-coated parcel packed with luxurious mezcal-soaked mincemeat and served with brandy butter ice cream. Warming, festive and full of Mexican flavour!
The Festive Feast (£25 per person) for two sees classic street food favourites such as Pork pibil tacos and Buttermilk chicken tacos, both now made using free range British meat, joined by the Turkey taquito, Organic squash & crumbled feta tostadas, Roast garden veg tacos, Crispy cauliflower bites and a side of Grilled tenderstem broccoli – finished off with the marvellously moreish Mince pie empanada. A Veggie Feast (£22 per person) is also available.
While crackers may be off the Covid-secure Christmas table, visitors to Wahaca can ‘pull’ a digital version for the chance to win a Christmas cocktail among other ‘cracking’ prizes. And the innovation doesn’t stop there, with a new AR version of the Wahaca menu – a first of its kind for UK restaurants – making its debut for Christmas. The pioneering interactive menu allows diners to use their phones to access information about different dishes, guided by a digital version of Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers.
For those raising a glass in restaurants, the Christmas Bellini (£7.25) adds a touch of seasonal sparkle, mixing prosecco with fresh pomegranate and garnished with pomegranate seeds and a sprig of fresh rosemary. As usual, Wahaca will be serving up margaritas by the pitcher and beers by the bucket to save you going back to the bar!
Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers said: “We know that Christmas this year won’t see the usual parties and big gatherings but we’re determined that won’t stop us getting into the spirit. Whether you are coming into our restaurants or enjoying the Wahaca experience from home this Christmas, you can expect plenty of favourites as well as our Mexican take on some lovely Christmassy classics. We love the fact that it’s all scrumptious, seasonal and, of course, super-sustainable – we hope you’ll love it too!”
Find Wahaca at 160-161 North Street
More info & book your table here: https://www.wahaca.co.uk/christmas/