So, I learned something new today. Did you know the Volkswagen Beetle was exclusively built for the European market in Puebla, Mexico? In fact, on May 15, 1981, the 20 millionth Beetle rolled off the production line there! The plant was the only one in the world still manufacturing the old-style Beetle until 2003 when it transitioned to the new design with which we are now all familiar. Fascinating.
Here’s a fantastic commercial from what appears to be the late 1970s touting the virtues of the Mexican-made VW Beetle. I love YouTube, don’t you?
Anyway, the city was chosen for this special task partly because there was a noticeable German immigrant population in Mexico (another thing I never knew). The culture was already in place and helped create one of the most unique melting pots in the world. And we all know what comes from a melting pot: Food. Glorious food!
That’s why El Taco‘s next communal Mi Casa Su Casa dinner on Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30pm will take its inspiration from this one-of-a-kind marriage of German and Mexican cuisine. Ger-Mex, anyone?
Some of the dishes created for the evening by Executive Chef Scott Keefer and his culinary team include beef sauerbraten (German pot roast) enchiladas; grilled garlic sausage with corn masa spätzle (German egg noodles) and red cabbage kraut; chamote, a sweet and savory roasted sweet potato; and nogada chile bola, a spicy beef salad with crispy poblanos, almond vinaigrette and pomegranate.
The price is only $30 per person and, trust me, you won’t leave hungry. If unique is what you seek, look no farther, friends! For tickets, call 404.873.4656 today as seating is very limited.