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Discover unique tequila food pairings by some of the world’s most respected chefs.

Pujol, Mexico City

Chef Enrique Olvera

Chef Enrique Olvera pairs Casa Dragones Joven with freshly caught fish, grilled in the 500-year-old traditional method called zarandeado, balancing the slightly charred notes of the fish with the notes of sweet roasted agave.

Chef Enrique Olvera’s Pujol in Mexico City is #5 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022.

Contramar, Mexico City

Chef Gabriela Cámara

Chef Gabriela Cámara chose to pair one of the most iconic dishes on her menu, Tuna Tostada, with our sipping tequila. The subtle floral and citrus notes of Casa Dragones Joven are a delightful balance to the Asian/Mexican fusion notes in her famous dish.

Chef Gabriela Cámara was featured on Netflix’s Iron Chef, has twice been a James Beard Foundation award finalist, and was named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People in 2020.

The French Laundry, Yountsville

Chef Thomas Keller

Chef Thomas Keller creates a memorable dessert by marrying his gorgeous bittersweet Chocolate Tart with the delicate notes of hazelnut and spiced undertones of Casa Dragones Joven.

Chef Thomas Keller is a James Beard Foundation award-winner and has a total of eight Michelin stars in his restaurants: three at Per Se, three at The French Laundry, one at Bouchon, and one at The Surf Club Restaurant

Rosetta, Mexico City

Chef Elena Reygadas

Chef Elena Reygadas was the first chef to pair Casa Dragones Joven with oysters. The slightly briny, creamy flavor of her Kusshi Oyster dish pairs perfectly with the minerality and bright, smooth taste of Casa Dragones Joven.

Chef Elena Reygadas was named Latin America’s Best Female Chef in 2014, and her restaurant, Rosetta was #27 on Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2019

Le Bernardin, New York City

Chef Eric Ripert

Chef Eric Ripert pairs dark chocolate with Casa Dragones Joven, complementing the rich, bittersweet notes of the chocolate with the warm vanilla and spiced undertones of the tequila.

Chef Eric Ripert was featured on Bravo’s Top Chef. His restaurant, Le Bernardin, is #36 on The World’s Best 50 Restaurants 2022, and has three Michelin stars.

World’s Best Female Chef

Chef Daniela Soto-Innes

Chef Daniela Soto-Innes creates a new take on classic Mexican street food with her pairing of Strawberry Raspado and Hoja Santa Ice Cream with Casa Dragones Joven. The fragrant, creamy dessert marries beautifully with the gentle, floral notes of the tequila.

Chef Daniela Soto-Innes is the winner of a James Beard Foundation award for Emerging Chef and was named World’s Best Female Chef by The World’s Best 50 Restaurants 2019.

Tzuco, Chicago

Chef Carlos Gaytán

Chef Carlos Gaytán chooses to pair his elegant “Orange” dish with Casa Dragones Joven, as the beautiful combination of the citrus notes and aromas of this pairing create an elevated culinary experience. 

Chef Carlos Gaytan became the first Mexican-born chef to earn a coveted Michelin star in 2013, was a contestant on BRAVO’s Top Chef, and is a widely recognized ambassador of Mexican cuisine throughout the world.

Filigrana, Mexico City

Chef Martha Ortiz

Chef Martha Ortiz creates a magnificent pairing of Toasted Corn Ice Cream and Cocoa Nibs with Casa Dragones Joven. The rich, creamy notes of this beautiful dessert marry with the vanilla and spiced undertones of the tequila, while the sweet roasted agave notes complement the toasted notes of the ice cream.  

Chef Martha Ortiz was a judge on Top Chef Mexico 2016, is the co-author of 8 cookbooks, and her restaurant, Dulce Patria, was #48 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017

Quintonil, Mexico City

Chef Jorge Vallejo

Chef Jorge Vallejo pairs Casa Dragones Joven with Smoked Crab, balancing the smokiness of the dish with the sweet roasted agave notes. The lime and watermelon radish of the dish are complemented by the light citrus notes of the tequila.

Chef Jorge Vallejo’s restaurant, Quintonil, is #9 on The World's 50 Best Restaurants

The Modern, New York City

Chef Jiho Kim

Executive Pastry Chef Jiho Kim created an exquisite pairing of The Modern’s Chocolate Tart with Casa Dragones Joven. The rich, creamy cocoa flavors balance perfectly with the hints of hazelnut and distinctively warm finish of Casa Dragones Joven.

Chef Jiho Kim is currently the chef/owner of Joomak Banjum and was formerly the Executive Pastry Chef at The Modern, a two Michelin-star restaurant.

Alcalde, Guadalajara

Chef Francisco Ruano

Chef Francisco “Paco” Ruano creates an inventive pairing of Shrimp Tartar with Crispy Chayote and Casa Dragones Joven. The mild fruit taste of the chayote marries with the delicate notes of pear, while the minerality of the tequila balances the creaminess of the raw shrimp.

Chef Francisco Ruano is the winner of Latin America’s 50 Best One To Watch award 2016.


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