Café Ynez and Jet Wine Bar are Teaming-Up For a 4 Day Pop-up Event “Baja Bash: A Taste of Mexico”
Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia’s “global vineyard,” and sister restaurant, Café Ynez, Point Breeze’s Mexico City-inspired diner, are hosting Baja Bash: A Taste of Mexico, a celebration of Mexican cuisine and culture in the Jet Wine Garden with empanadas, margaritas, Mexican wine and more from Thursday, September 17 – Sunday, September 20.
Sojourn Philly restaurants, Jet Wine Bar and Café Ynez, are partnering for a four-day long pop-up in the beautiful Jet Wine Garden, boasting Mexican fare from Café Ynez Executive Chef JC Piña, Mexican beer and cocktails with hand squeezed juices, plus special Mexican wines by the glass or bottle.
“We’re looking forward to inviting the talented team from our sister restaurant, Café Ynez, to the garden to share their delicious Mexico City-inspired fare that Point Breeze has come to know and love, with our guests here on South Street,” said Nick Baitzel, Jet Wine Bar General Manager. “This was the perfect excuse to spotlight some more rare and typically hard-to-find Mexican wines, and, of course, what’s a Baja Bash without a margarita?”
The food menu from Chef Piña will boast Shrimp Cocktail ($13) with a Mexican orange cocktail sauce; Huitlacoche Empanadas ($9) with mushroom, huitlacoche and corn; Picadillo Empanadas ($9) with seasoned beef; Chicharron Preparado ($10), a crispy puffed-wheat “pizza” topped with shredded chicken, sour cream, aioli, cotija cheese, cabbage, tomato, avocado, and valentina hot sauce; and Coconut Tres Leches Cake ($6), served with poached pineapple.
Guests can pair the Mexican cuisine with specialty Mexican wines, including Pavo Real White Blend ($12 / $48), Casa Magoni Vermentino ($19 / $76), Pavo Real Red Blend ($12 / $48), Casa Magoni Cabernet-Sangiovese ($19 / $76) or La Casa Vieja Mission ($90/bottle). All bottles will also be available to-go in the Jet Wine Bar Bottle Shop.
Additional beverages include two cocktails: The Oaxacan ($12.50) with mezcal, basil, lime, agave nectar and salt; and a Mango Chile Margarita ($12.50) with silver tequila, ancho reyes chile liqueur, lime and mango. Beer drinkers can enjoy their choice of a Bohemia Pilsner ($5.50) or Victoria Lager ($5.50).
Baja Bash will be in full swing Thursday from 4-10 pm, Friday 4-11 pm, Saturday 12-11 pm and Sunday 4-10 pm. No reservations necessary.