Olmeca Altos Tequila Papi Chulo Manly
Boasting 100% blue agave tequila, the Tequila Altos is a deliciously sippable tequila range (that’s right, no need for shots here!) that we enjoyed paired with food out of the Papi Chulo the kitchen from head chef, Patrick Friesen. Jesus Hernandez from Olmeca has been making tequila for almost 20 years, loving the traditional methods of production, and this has resulted in an award winning range of tequilas.
To start there is a tasty Mexican tequila cocktail, the Paloma. Made with grapefruit, soda and tequila it’s a great aperitif to start the meal, and Jesus tells us it’s a more traditional tequila cocktail in Mexico than the Margarita. This is served up with Papi Chulo’s very famous pea guacamole. Definitely an all time fav.
Entrees are served with the Olemca Altos Tequila Plata. The Plata silver tequila has a citrusy note and sweet finish and paired well with the Hiramasa Kingfish with pomelo, pickles and puffed rice. The smoked mussels with pomme frites and smoked garlic aioli is also very good with juicy mussels made all the better with the delicious savoury aioli.
The Reposado is the aged tequila for Olemca Altos and is done so for around seven months in old wooden whisky barrels. It is very smooth and while still being citrusy and sweet with cinnamon and vanilla notes.
As for the mains it is a massive spread of the Malaysian Chicken platter served up with some house made chilli sauces and flat breads, whole grilled corn cobs, a seasonal salad of kale, apple, cucumber, kohlrabi and dill buttermilk as well as those damn crispy curly fries. We really quite dig the food at Papi having been here numerous times prior.
To finish it would be a crime not to have an espresso martini made with Avion tequila, accompanied by the strawberry cheesequake crunch. The cheesequake is a strawberry granita with soft cream cheese ice cream, a granola like crunch and melt-in-your-mouth meringue.
Olemca Altos is available at all Merivale venues, so feel free to sip away at it straight up or mix things up with a great little tequila cocktail.
Post by Rachael Sparks