Copita’s Agave Girls Dinner Celebrating Kitchen Gypsy The Newest Cookbook from Chef Joanne Weir
Chef Joanne Weir’s New Cookbook Kitchen Gypsy: In case you haven’t heard, Chef Joanne Weir of Sausalito’s Copita Restaurant recently published a fabulous new cook book Kitchen Gypsy. (shown above). This is an amazing cookbook with over 100 recipes. Just looking at the pictures and the recipes makes me hungry! Not only are there amazing recipes, it also chronicle’s Joanne’s years working at Chez Panisse and her travels teaching cooking classes around the world.
What was the event: I had the pleasure of attending one of Copita Restaurant’s Agave Girls Dinners where we previewed some of the recipe’s in Kitchen Gypsy and enjoyed Copita’s amazing food paired with Clase Azul Tequila. If you are not familiar with this tequila, get familiar as it’s amazing. As for Copita, I’ve dined here a few times so already knew I loved the food. However, meeting Chef Joanne and tasting some of the new recipes was a huge treat. Read more about dining at Copita Restaurant here and you’ll see why it’s a hot reason to cross the Golden Gate Bridge and check out Sausalito!
Where can you get the book: It’s available now on amazon and you can purchase Kitchen Gypsy here.
What was the menu: The menu was a combination of dishes from the new cookbook as well as some classics from Copita. See some of the yummy bites and drinks we enjoyed below.
How were the drinks: The drinks, as you’ll see below were fabulous! It was a perfect pairing of Copita’s delicious Margarita’s and cocktails with Clase Azul Tequila.
We kicked off the meal with the Copita Classic Margarita (recipe available in Kitchen Gypsy). This was delicious with a real fresh taste to it. The recipe is quite simple. It’s a mixture of Tequila Blanco (which I always prefer as my Tequila of choice), Agave Nectar, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, Ice & a Lime Wheel. When you taste this at Copita you’ll understand why it has been named a Bay Area Best Margarita.
The Copita Bar Team responsible for creating the amazing drinks with Clase Azul Tequila
I was so excited to meet Chef Joanne and see Cassie again, what a great group of ladies. I’m also excited my book is now signed by Chef Joanne!!
The Yellow Beet Shooter. This was so light and fresh I could have had an entire plate of them!
The Papas Bravas with an Avocado Crema and a Chipotle Guajillo. Both were delicious it was hard to choose.
Another yummy cocktail I adored, The Clase Azul Pink Lady
The Dos Tacos. These were the Kambocha and Butternut Squash, Carrot, Serrano Chile Puree and Toasted Pepitas, which were delicious. I tend to prefer vegetarian Mexican as I feel that you can taste and enjoy the vegetables and spices more than with a heavy meat. This was exactly the case here.
The adorable Agave Girls patches each guest was given. Too cute!
The Duck Leg Confit with amazing roasted market vegetables
The last Clase Azul Tequila we enjoyed a shot of. This sells for $2,000 a bottle and anywhere from $250 – $400 a shot. Wow! This was very strong with a powerful taste and kick to it. It was amazing to taste and try for the first and probably last time. Thanks again Clase Azul for sharing this special Tequila with the Agave Girls!
My favorite of the two desserts, Coconut Walnut Cookies. These were amazing. The outside was perfectly baked yet the inside was soft with a similar texture to a Macaroon. They really were to die for!
A huge thanks and congratulations to Chef Joanne Weir. Your food is delicious and it was such a special treat sharing the evening with you and your team. Thanks for the warm welcome into the Agave Girls Club. I look forward to more Agave Girls dinners!!