LOS SOTANO LAUNCHES MOVIE + MARGARITA MONDAYS, MONTHLY BORRACHO BRUNCH, AND COCKTAIL + TEQUILA MASTERCLASS PROGRAMME
Upscale Mexican Restaurant, Tequila & Mezcal Lounge, Los Sotano, ushers in new dinner and cocktail menus with innovative additions and bold flavors.
Literally meaning, ‘basement’ in Spanish, the underground lounge also adds entertainment programming with the launches Movie + Margaritas Mondays, Borracho Brunch, and a Tequila + Cocktail Class Series.
Buried like hidden treasure, deep under the inner-workings of LKF, Los Sotano, reimagines traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern approach, pairing premium ingredients with bold flavors to offer an array of options to satisfy every eater. Praised for their pomegranate seed-studded Table-side Guacamole (HK$150) and hand-made corn tortillas (topped in various varieties to build authentic Street Tacos [HK$50-70]), adds new Apertivos, Tostadas, Street Tacos, and Grill Items to their modern Mexican menus: reminiscent of a fat-washed bourbon experience, the new Don J Marrow Luge (HK$195) offers a large roasted beef bone with marrow, served alongside a shot of Don Julio Reposado; the Soft Shell Crab Tostada (HK$125) sees a Mexican classic topped with freshly fried and golden soft shell crab. New street tacos include: a Chili Bean (vegetarian, HK$50) a combination of black beans, mint avocado, and red radish, and Octopus (HK$50) boasting tender octopus, guacamole, cheese, Al Pastor Dressing, and fresh herbs. The mains now include a Traditional Street Mushroom Quesadilla (vegetarian, HK$140 - paired with Ocho Blanco Tequila, +HK$55) Champignon Mushrooms, cheese, and mayo filling inside of a folded grilled corn tortilla; and Pork Shoulder Carnitas (HK$340 - paired with Cazadores Reposado +HK$95) is an incredibly tender slow cooked pork shoulder served in a cast-iron skillet alongside Bravo Sauce, Al Pastor Vegetables, avocados, onions and salad. Every Tuesday, the underground restaurant and lounge celebrates Taco Tuesdays, offering buy-one-get-one-free special on all of their street tacos (excluding Lobster).
New additions to the seasonal Margarita and Cocktail menus include: Mangosteeen (HK$130) Ocho Blanco Tequila, House Mangosteen Jam (made from locally sourced Mangosteens), and fresh lime; A Song of Ice and Fire (HK$140) offers an obligatory nod to the now departed Game of Thrones and features szechuan peppercorn & buzz button-infused Casamigos Blanco Tequila, fresh lime, house chili syrup, grapefruit, orange liqueur, and grapefruit bitters; Mayan Riviera (HK$150) el Jimador Blanco Tequila, Rum-Bar Overproof Jaimacan Rum, Metusalem Solera 7-year rum, and fresh lime; The Green New Deal (HK$130) Quiquiriqui Mezal, Matcha Green Tea Powder and Tonic; Tweet@Me (HK$150) served in a copper bluebird featuring Absolut Elyx, Lillet Blanc, fresh lemon, and Crawley’s rose syrup; The Old Man and the Sea (HK$150) Havana Club 7 year Rom, cold brew coffee, Carpano Antica, Yellow Chartreuse, House Banana Liqueur, Chocolate Mole Bitters, and a Laphroig Mist.
MOVIE + MARGARITA MONDAYS
Los Sotano also launches a series of Movie + Margarita Mondays starting on 3 June with the screening of Dirty Dancing. The cool confines of Los Sotano will play home to a cult-classic film every monday and include free-flow margaritas and wine alongside three tacos and table-side guacamole along with surprises throughout the night for HK$300. The lineup includes: Dirty Dancing (3 June), The Big Lebowski (10 June), Sixteen Candles (17 June), Clueless (24 June), Legally Blonde (1 July), and Mean Girls (8 July)
BORRACHO BRUNCH | HIP-HOP KARAOKE
Borracho, meaning ‘drunk’ in Mexican or Chicano slang, is the ideal descriptor for this daytime party brunch happening the second Saturday of every month. Los Sotano offers an ideal blackened backdrop to play host to daytime debauchery. The three hour brunch party includes appetizer platters, tableside guacamole, unlimited mexican street-tacos, quesadillas, and churros while the crowd gets lubricated with free-flow Margaritas, Mezcal Bloody Marys, Beer and Wine (HK$495 + HK$200 to add free-flow Mumm Champagne) and throwback hits from the likes of Dr. Dre, TLC, Blackstreet, Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child and more. Guests looking to splash out can choose the premium experience (HK$1995 + 10% servc) which includes free-flow Belle Epoque 2011, Carlos Slim Cocktails (normally HK$500 each and made table-side in a gold shaker), Absolut Elyx, and Martell VSOP. After two hours of dining and drinking, the drinks will keep flowing while Karaoke begins and guests are invited to rap, sing, or stumble their way through hip-hop & R’n’B classics alike - or just watch everyone else have a go.
TEQUILA + COCKTAIL MASTERCLASSES
For those uninitiated into the world of differences between blancos and reposados, Rob Kariakin, Los Sotano’s beverage director and one of LA’s hottest bartenders, hosts a series of cocktail and tequila masterclasses. The monthly classes will vary in levels and all include a series of cocktails to enjoy, new techniques and education while enjoying Tableside Guacamole, Jalapeño Poppers and Tacos. Classes start at HK$495, and information can be found on Los Sotano’s facebook page.