Spotlight: November 2018 pt. 2

Welcome to part two of Sabé Spotlight, where we take you on a culinary tour and show off some of the finest Sabé cocktail/food pairings we find. From Vietnamese to Mexican and from Japanese to Spanish, Sabé cocktails pair beautifully with virtually any cuisine. Here are some of our favorites for this month:

1. BRODARD RESTAURANT

@BRODARDRESTAURANT

brodardrestaurant.net

16105 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA

Sabé Cucumber Refresher with Banh Khot Tom (Luna Rice Cakes with Shrimp)

Brodard Restaurant recently opened a new restaurant in Fountain Valley, offering a fantastic array of traditional and modern Vietnamese food that pairs beautifully with Sabé cocktails. The decor is modern and elegant, and the diverse menu offers something for everyone.

Featured here are crispy rice cakes filled with shrimp, mung beans and scallions, flavored with a dash of turmeric served with Asian greens and lime chili fish sauce, and a delicious Sabé Cucumber Refresher on the side. Other popular menu items include their pork rolls (Nem Nuớng Cuốn) and their Spicy Beef Salad (Gỏi Bò).

Perhaps most fascinating about the restaurant is its unique history. Its owner is Diane Dang, whose family are third-generation owners of a popular French bakery, Hoa Binh, in the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam. After she relocated to America, Ms. Dang opened a French bakery of her own. And as she began introducing traditional Vietnamese dishes to her customers at the bakery, it began its evolution into one of California’s most popular Vietnamese restaurants.

2. CABO TACO BAJA GRILL

@CABOTACOBAJAGRILL

cabotacobajagrill.com

15294 Rosecrans Ave, La Mirada, CA

“Sabé Strawberry Margarita with Sweet Pig Tacos”

Located in La Marada, Cabo Taco Baja Grill offers an eclectic modern take on Mexican cuisine. All of the expected options are present (their menu includes nachos, burritos, tacos, enchiladas), but by bringing new cuisines and flavors into the mix, the result is a fascinating culinary journey.

Their street taco selection in particular is a literal tour of the world, including jerk chicken, Korean beef, Buffalo chicken and – pictured here – the sweet pig tacos. The sweet pig tacos feature tender pork tossed in a sweet mango puree then topped with spicy mango salsa, served on corn tortillas, and pair perfectly with the refreshing Sabé Strawberry Margarita.

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
3 oz Sabé Blanco
1 oz agave nectar
1/2 oz lime juice (if you prefer a little more tart, use 1 oz lime juice)

Method:
Add to blender and blend until smooth.

Spotlight: November 2018 pt. 1

Welcome to the debut edition of Sabé Spotlight, where we take you on a culinary tour and show off some of the finest Sabé cocktail/food pairings we find. From Vietnamese to Mexican and from Japanese to Spanish, Sabé cocktails pair beautifully with virtually any cuisine. We debut the feature with two terrific Thai restaurants, Shank & Bone in San Diego and Panvimarn on Broadway in Long Beach…

1. Shank & Bone, San Diego

@shankandbone

shankandbone.com

2930 University Avenue, San Diego, CA

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“The Fortunate Son is crisp, bright, refreshing, and a little tart.
It pairs well with all of our food.”

Located in the heart of trendy University Park and just a short distance from the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Shank & Bone serves a fusion of classic and modern Vietnamese cuisine. The restaurant features decor hung with non la (the famous conical hats worn by Vietnamese farmers), vintage motor scooters, a map of Saigon, and a large mural replicating the Shepard Fairey print, Revolution Woman (the artist licensed the work in exchange for a donation to the ACLU).

Some of the most popular dishes include their table-poured pho noodle soup and the Bánh Xèo tacos (pictured with the Fortunate Son cocktail). The Fortunate Son cocktail features Sabé Yuzu, Sabé Cucumber, fresh cilantro, lime, and simple syrup. A modern spin on the classic Vietnamese savory crepe, the Bánh Xèo tacos are made of a crispy coconut turmeric flour shell, and filled with minced pork, shrimp, jicama, bean sprouts, and mint, with classic Vietnamese nuoc cham on the side.

2. Panvimarn on Broadway

@panvimarndtlb

panvimarnonbroadway.com

740-798 E Broadway Long Beach, CA

Just a short walk from Junipero Beach, Panvimarn on Broadway serves traditional Thai food to fantastic reviews. Their second location in Long Beach, Panvimarn on Broadway’s cuisine features a wide range of soups, curries and salads. The decor is modern and elegant, combining traditional Thai imagery with modern design touches with beautiful results.

Their steak salad is one of the most popular menu items, and it’s paired here with a spicy pineapple margarita. The salad features grilled beef steak cut into thin slices and covered with a chili-lime marinade, served alongside mixed greens, cucumbers, onions, celery, tomatoes and cilantro with a spicy lime dressing. The spicy pineapple margarita includes Sabé Blanco, muddled pineapple, agave, fresh lime and cayenne pepper., and it pairs beautifully with the salad, adding complementary sweet, sour and spicy-hot notes to the meal.