Tuesday, June 23, 2015

El Centro D.F. Brings Back Its Popular Guacamole Festival

From our friends at El Centro D.F....

Richard Sandoval’s vibrant Taqueria and Tequileria, El Centro D.F., is pleased to debut its popular Guacamole Festival, which will run June 29th through September 30th, 2015. The Festival will feature different flavors that highlight various regional experiences of preparing guacamole. Dating back to Aztec times, the traditional Mexican dip was comprised of avocado, onion, chilies, fresh tomato, and salt. Over time, regions of Mexico began mixing local ingredients, creating thousands of variations which have grown in popularity.

Guests can opt for the Yucatán, with flavors from the Yucatán Peninsula including shrimp ceviche, spicy salsa habanero, pickled onion, orange, lime and sea salt; the Baja, with ingredients from Baja California including kiwi, jicama, strawberry, mango, mint, chile arbol, lime and sea salt; Supremo, with flavors from multiple Mexican regions such as bacon, roasted corn, queso fresco and pumpkin seeds, as well as the Norteno, incorporating ingredients from the North such as chicharrón, menonita cheese, pickled onion, lime and sea salt. Featured guacamoles will range in price from $12.55 to $14.75. For the perfect complement, drink specials, or “bebidas,” include the Engañado Margarita with sauza blue blanco tequila, roasted pineapple, habanero, fresh lime and pillincillo and The Suavecito with sauza blue blanco tequila, agave nectar, fresh lime and Champagne. Both cocktails are priced at $12.

Additionally, El Centro D.F. will hold an Instagram contest throughout the duration of the festival. Diners are encouraged to snap a photo of the restaurant’s featured guacamole specials, and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #GUACFEST2015 and @ElCentro_DF for a chance to win dinner for two including two margaritas, one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert. Contestants must use the hashtag #GUACFEST15 and tag @ElCentro_DF to be eligible to win.

WHEN:  Monday, June 29th, 2015 through Wednesday, September 30th, 2015.

WHERE:  El Centro D.F. is located at 1819 14th Street, NW. For reservations, please call (202) 328-3131. El Centro Georgetown is located at 1218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.  For reservations at the Georgetown location, please call (202) 333-4100. For further information, please visit the websites at http://www.richardsandoval.com/elcentrodf and http://www.richardsandoval.com/elcentrogtown.