Get ready to embark on a six-month culinary experience at Province restaurant in The Westin Phoenix Downtown. Guests are invited to “travel” through Latin America by enjoying a flavorful adventure of Latin-inspired cuisine and beverages without leaving downtown Phoenix.

The Latin Passport Dinner Series launched in 2012, and with much success the series has been extended another six months. Let the tour begin!

Each Latin Passport Dinner Series begins on the first Saturday of the month, and each corresponding country will be highlighted every Saturday throughout the month. Each dinner series features a four-course menu for $35 per person with supplemental beverage pairings available. These beverage pairings will highlight cocktails and wines from the featured regions.

Here is the six-month lineup:

  • Brazil – February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Nicaragua – March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Panama – April 6, 13, 20, 27
  • El Salvador – May 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Mexico – June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Chile – July 6, 13, 20, 27

To start February, try this cocktail at Provicence for $11 or make one at home.

Cherry Caipirinha – Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail and is typically made with cachaça, sugar and lime.

 

Cherry Caipirinha Ingredients:

Start to finish: 15 minutes

Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ ounce Cabana Cachaça
  • ½ ounce Luxardo Marascino
  • ½ ounce mint syrup
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • Handful of fresh cherries, pitted
  • Mint leaves
  • Mint sprigs

Preparation: Muddle 6 cherries with mint leaves in a water glass. Add ice and other ingredients, fill with soda water and stir. Add a mint sprig to garnish.

 

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