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Bistro Napa Presents the El Fogonero Tequila Dinner, Reno, NV, USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Reno, Nevada The award-winning El Fogonero Tequila provided the perfect inspiration for Chef de Cuisine Clayton Slieff and Master Mixologist Steven Sedillos of the fine dining restaurant, Bistro Napa at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada to create a delectable 5-course gastronomic pairing dinner of delectable cuisine and creative cocktails, as part of their Spirited Dining Series.

 

Bistor Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Reno, Nevada
Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Bistro Napa is one of the two fine dining restaurants at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa; the other restaurant is the Atlantis Steakhouse, where they alternate their Spirited Dining Series Dinners held throughout the year. We had the pleasure of experiencing the El Fogonero Tequila Spirited Dining Dinner on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Their Spirited Dining Series Dinners are very popular, and more than 120 people signed up to experience an evening of learning about El Fogonero Tequila complemented by exquisite cuisine created by Chef de Cuisine Clayton Slieff and h is team, and creative pairing cocktails by Master Mixologist Steven Sedillos. It was a memorable evening of dining and cocktails and learning about the award-winning El Fogonero Tequila. 

Bistro Napa Chefs - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - photo by Luxury Experience
Talent in the Bistro Napa Kitchen

 

Bistro Napa Presents El FogoneroTequila Dinner Menu

Chef de Cuisine Clayton Slieff
Master Mixologist Steven Sedillos

Thursday, July 25, 2019

 

First Course Lobster Tamale

Butter Poached Lobster, White Corn Masa, 
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, Jicama Slaw

Pairing Cocktail - Veni, Vidi, Verde - El Fogonero Blanco

El Fogonero Blanco Tequila

Tequila Notes: El Fogonero Blanco is made with 
100% Blue Weber Agaveand is slow cooked and double distilled.

 

Second Course - Chile Relleno Con Pollo

Fire Roasted Peppers, Chicken Confit and Queso Blanco, 
Pepita-Cumin Rice, Prickly Pear Salsa

Pairing Cocktail - Prickly Pear Paloma - El Fogonero Reposado

El Fogonero Reposado Tequila

Tequila Notes: El Fogonero Reposado is made 
with 100% Blue Weber Agave
that is rested for 6 months in charred American white oak.

 

Third Course - Fry Bread Taco

Rojo Pulled Pork, Frijoles Negros, Shredded Cabbage, 
Roasted Tomato Salsa,chunky Guacamole,
Sand Hill Dairy Habanero Cheddar
 

Pairing Cocktail - Kokopelli -El Fogonero Añejo

El Fogonero Anejo Tequila

Tequila Notes: El Fogonero Añejo is made 
with 100% Blue Weber Agave
that is rested for a minimum of 
18 months in charred American white oak.

 

Fourth Course - West Texas BBQ

House-Smoked Chipotle Rubbed Tri-Tip, Chorizo Rancho Beans,
Fire Roasted Corn with Guajillo Chile and Sand Hill Dairy Queso Fresco

El Fogonero Extra Añejo - Served Neat 

El Fogonero Reserve Extra Anejo Tequila

Tequila Notes: El Fogonero Reserve Extra Añejo is made 
with 100% Blue Weber Agave
that is rested for 48 months in charred American white oak.

 

Dessert - Sopapillas Con Helado

New Mexico-style Puffed Pastry, Honey-Orange Ice Cream 
with Pine Nuts, Dulce deLeche

Chef Clayton Slieff - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - photo by Luxury Experience
Chef Clayton Slieff

Lobster Tamale - Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - photo by Luxury Experience
Butter Poached Lobster Tamale

The first course of Butter Poached Lobster Tamale with White Corn Masa, Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, and Jicama Slaw,  was a great introduction to Chef Clayton Slieff's culinary vision to complement Steven Sedillo's El Fogonero cocktail, Veni, Vidi, Verde, (I came, I saw, green), which he created with the Blanco Tequila and included a house-made tomatillo shrub in the cocktail to play up the nuances in the culinary presentation. The pairing of cuisine and cocktail was spot on.

Chile Relleno Con Pollo - Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - photo by Luxury Experience
Chile Relleno Con Pollo

For the second course, there was Chile Relleno Con Pollo with Fire Roasted Peppers, Chicken Confit and Queso Blanco, with Pepita-Cumin Rice and Prickly Pear Salsa, paired with the cocktail, Prickly Pear Paloma made with El Fogonero Reposado Tequila, and for those who preferred seafood, there was pan-seared swordfish instead of the chicken.  

Pan-Seared Swordfish - Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - photo by Luxury Experience
Pan-Seared Swordfish

This was another wow of a presentation that followed through on the palate in both the culinary portionas well as the cocktail. For this pretty pink pairing cocktail, Steven and Holly Buchanan, Beverage Manager, half-rimmed each glass with a mixture of cumin and salt to pick up the nuances of the cumin rice. Steven also used prickly pear juice in the cocktail which was another great pairing of cuisine and cocktail showcasing El Fogonero.  

Image
Steven Sedillos and Holly Buchanan

For the third course, Chef Clayton Slieff created Rojo Pulled Pork, Frijoles Negros, Shredded Cabbage, Roasted Tomato Salsa, Chucky Guacamole, topped with Sand Hill Dairy Habanero Cheddar, and for those who preferred seafood there was Pan-Sautéed Alaskan Halibut. This was another pairing that worked well with the theme of the dinner.  

Rojo Pulled Pork - Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - photo by Luxury Experience
Rojo Pulled Pork

Pan-Sauteed Alaskan Halibut - Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - photo by Luxury Experience
Pan-Sautéed Alaskan Halibut

For the fourth course there was West Texas BBQ House-Smoked Chipotle Rubbed Tri-Tip, Chorizo Rancho Beans, Fire Roasted Corn with Guajillo Chile and Sand Hill Dairy Queso Fresco, or BBQ Shrimp accompanied by El Fogonero Extra Añejo served neat. El Fogonero only produced 1,000 bottles of this very special Extra Añejo so it was a treat to be able to experience this extremely smooth and delightful sipping tequila.  

West Texas Tri-Tip - Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - photo by Luxury Experience
West Texas BBQ House-Smoked Chipolte Rubbed Tri-Tip

BBQ Shrimp - Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - photo by Luxury Experience
BBQ Shrimp

For the dessert course, Sopapillas Con Helado, New Mexico-style Puffed Pastry, with Honey-Orange Ice Cream with Pine Nuts, Dulce de Leche, Chef Ravyn Rodrigues from Toucan Charlie's (their upscale buffet restaurant) assisted the Bistro Napa team to deep dry the sopapillas, and Executive Pastry Chef Kayline Johnson contributed he rdelectable honey-orange ice cream. It was a great creation utilizing many of the talented chefs and their teams at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa to create a most memorable evening of dining, cocktails, learning, and making new friends at Bistro Napa.

Sopapillas Con Helado - Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - photo by Luxury Experience
Sopapillas Con Helado

 

VIDEOS

 

Luxury Experience discusses theEl Fogonero Spirited Dinner with Chef de Cuisine Clayton Slieff - https://youtu.be/mE7mW1qbPOQ

 

Luxury Experience talks with MasterMixologist Steven Sedillos on how he created the cocktails for the El Fogonerodinner - https://youtu.be/F5mlksnwMng

 

 

Bistro Napa has a very creative cocktail menu, including a Cotton Candy Martini, made with pink cotton candy, made in-house! Master Mixologist Steven Sedillos graciously shares the recipe for this amazing cocktail. Do not be frightened of the cotton candy, the fresh lemon juice adds enough acidity to make this a tasty, but not overly sweet cocktail.   

[Editor's Note: Although Bistro Napa makes their own cotton candy, you can use ready-made store-bought cotton candy to create this special cocktail at home.]

Cotton Candy Martini - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Reno, Nevada

Bistro Napa at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Cotton Candy Martini 

Yield:     1 Cocktail
Glass:    Martini Glass
 

Ingredients:
 

1.5

Ounces

Ketel One Vodka

1.5

Ounces

Ketel One Citroen

1

Ounce

Simple Syrup

1

Ounce

Fresh Lemon Juice

1

Generous Tuft

Cotton Candy

Method: Place the cotton candy in a martini glass. Shake ingredients and strain over the cotton candy. Cheers!  

VIDEO - Making a Cotton Candy Martini - https://youtu.be/cZdoU_JUbOk 

 

[Editor's Note: To make Simple Syrup, simply combine equal parts of water and white sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil until the liquid is clear. Remove from heat, let cool, and pour into a glass jar and store until needed. It is a wonderful addition to use in marinades, glazes, and to sweeten iced tea, lemonade, and cocktails.]  

Chef Clay Slieff, Pastry Chef Kayline Johnson, Chef David Holman - Bistro Napa - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - photo by Luxury Experience
Chef Clayton Slieff, Pastry Chef Kayline Johnson,
Chef David Holman

 

Bistro Napa is located on thes econd floor of Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and is open for Dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm.  

Bistro Napa and Atlantis Steakhouse Upcoming Spirited Dining Series Dinners 

Duckhorn Vineyards

August 29, 2019

Jonathan Wright Dinner

September 24, 2019

Opus One Winery Dinner

October 29, 2019

Perrier-Jouët Champagne Dinner

December 19, 2019

Bistro Napa Website: https://www.atlantiscasino.com/reno-restaurants/bistro-napa/   

Read our interview with Chef de Cuisine Clayton Slieff who graciously provides a few recipes to tempt your palate in the Chefs' Recipes section.  

Read more about the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in the Hotels and Resorts,Restaurants, Chefs' Recipes,and Spas sections.

Read more about Reno and Tahoe in the Destinations, Arts, Adventures, and Performances sections.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Reno, Nevada

Bistro Napa
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89502
United States
Telephone:    +1-775-335-4539               
Website:        www.AtlantisCasino.com 
Facebook:      www.facebook.com/atlantiscasinoresortspa 
Twitter:         @atlantiscasino 
Instagram:    @atlantiscasino 

Background Information on El Fogonero Tequila 

"El Fogonero is a small family run distillery located in Amatitan, in the Lowlands of Jalisco. The family performs all stages of the production process including the making and labeling of bottles, as they have been producing high-end tequila for over 4 generations!

A fogonero is a "stoker" or the main person in charge of cooking the agave so it can later be crushed to extract the juices for tequila production.  

El Fogonero's history begins with Don Antonio Yera, who started working for Herradura around the mid 1920's at the young age of 16. He spent the next 50 years working as a fogonero for Herradura, one of the largest and most respected high-end tequila producers in Mexico. In that time, he learned much about tequila production, as he continuously perfected and fine-tuned his craft for virtually his entire life.He had a dream of one day producing his own tequila.  

When he retired in the 70's, he continued working in the agave fields and passed on what he had learned to his 3 grandsons Jesus, Rigoberto, and Antonio.

In 1997, the 3 grandsons officially founded the company, and in honor of their grandfather, named the tequila" EL FOGONERO". The distillery is in the lowlands of Jalisco in the town of Amatitan (same town as Herradura) and this region is famous for producing some of the best tequilas in all of Mexico."   

El Fogonero is distributed exclusively in the US by Liquid Gold Distributors, Hayward California. 

El Fogonero Tequila

Liquid Gold Distributors
30254 Santucci Court
Hayward, CA 94544
United States
Telephone:     +1-415-310-2700
Email:             This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Website:         www.gofogonero.com
Instagram:     @elfogonerotequila
Twitter:          @elfogonerotequila
 

Important Travel Information: 

When is the best time to visit Reno and Tahoe? Anytime! There is always something exciting happening throughout the year! From special events and festivals or just taking it easy, the area offers a rich diversity of possibilities.  

A Few Festival Ideas for Inspiration Month-By-Month 

January

Reno Latin Dance Fest

February

SnowFest!

March

Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry

April

Reno Jazz Festival

May

Reno River Festival

June

Reno Rodeo

July

Artown

July - August

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

August

Hot August Nights

September

The Great Reno Balloon Race

October

Lake Tahoe Marathon

November

Reno Pop Culture Con

December

Northern Lights Festival

Need more inspiration to plan your Tahoe trip, visit the website: https://www.visitrenotahoe.com/plan-your-trip/special-events/  

Flight Information 

Reno, Nevais accessible with non-stop flights from many US cities making it an easy destination for visitors. 

Direct Flights to Reno from: 

Airport

Airport Code

Boise

BOI

Chicago

MDW/ORD

Dallas

Dal/DFW

Denver

DEN

Houston

HOU

Las Vegas

LAS

Los Angeles

LAX

Minneapolis

MSP

New York

JFK/LGA/EWR

Phoenix

PHX

Portland

PDX/PWN

Salt Lake City

SLC

San Diego

SAN

San Francisco

SFO

San Jose

SJC

Seattle

SEA

For more information on direct flights to Reno, please visit the website: https://www.atlantiscasino.com/activities/direct-flights-to-reno/  

For more information on the Renoand Lake Tahoe area please visit the website: www.VisitRenoTahoe.com 

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