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Kitchen Takeover with Sud 777’s Chef Nuñez at Taft-Díaz on September 6th

Foodies will need to mark their calendars for Friday, September 6, 2019 for an exclusive kitchen takeover by Chef Edgar Nuñez at the Taft-Díaz restaurant in El Paso’s boutique hotel, Stanton House.

Without having to make a trip south of the border, El Paso food fanatics can enjoy Nuñez’s contemporary Mexican cuisine in an elegant and lavish setting, during the evening hosted by Taft-Díaz’s very own Chef Oscar Herrera.

Chef Nuñez’s approach to Mexican cuisine has given his restaurant, Sud 777, a reputable name in Mexico City, ranking #11 on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Nuñez is also a member of the renowned Academie Culinaire de France, as well as the Colectivo Mexicano de Cocina A.C., an association of chefs in Mexico City seeking to promote dialogue between professionals in the food industry.

As an emerging, young and talented Executive Chef and Director in Mexico City’s exciting culinary scene, Nuñez brings original flavors and concepts with his ‘Mexican Vegetable Cuisine’ that are bound to leave guests with a sensory experience of a lifetime.

Nuñez first inherited his taste for vegetables from his mother at an early age that has become the guiding principle for his culinary approach to Mexican cuisine. Specifically, his simple approach seeks to explore the infinite possibilities of garden-fresh vegetables, the chinampa or “floating garden” agriculture invented by the Aztecs, and fish and shellfish from various regions across Mexico.

Tickets to this one night only event are $100 per person and include a 7 course meal (alcoholic beverages not included). Tickets can now be purchased online by making a reservation here.

DMD Offers Opportunity to Explore Downtown Hotels, Sample Foods, Win Prizes

For the last two years the Downtown Management District (DMD) and its Downtown Living Tour have provided the public an opportunity to take a first-hand look at some of the Downtown El Paso (DTEP) living options.

This year, on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11am-4pm, the DMD is shifts the focus to downtown’s growing number of hotel properties with the aptly named the ‘Downtown Hotel Tour.’  Early Bird tickets for the tour are $15 each now through March 30th, with cost going up to $20 starting April 1st (quantities are limited).

This event will provide participants an exclusive opportunity to visit and tour numerous downtown hotels, sample a variety of downtown food options, and have a chance to win great prizes.

“The Downtown Living Tour has been a major success for our organization and for exposing downtown residential options to our community, however with the recent and continued growth in our downtown hotel inventory, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show off these assets to community!” said DMD Executive Director Joe Gudenrath.

“El Pasoans will be amazed with the quality, history, culture and atmosphere of our hotels and the opportunities they present for out of town guests, staycations, meetings, events, dinner, drinks or a night out.”

The DMD has worked with local hoteliers to showcase a great roster of hotel brands that will appeal to the visitor and “stay-cationer” alike.

Participating Hotels include:

  • Aloft El Paso Downtown, 303 Texas Avenue
  • Stanton House, 209 N. Stanton Street
  • Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown, 325 N. Kansas Street
  • Gardner Hotel, 311 E. Franklin Avenue
  • Holiday Inn Express El Paso-Central, 409 E. Missouri Avenue
  • Hotel Paso del Norte Autograph Collection, 101 S. El Paso Street
  • Courtyard El Paso Downtown/Convention Center, 610 N. Santa Fe Street

Each participant will receive their credentials, a map, prize entry forms and a day pass for the Streetcar system.  From there, the tour is up to them and hotels will be available for touring from 11am – 4pm.

Food and drink samples will be available at each location from the hotels themselves and some of downtown’s delicious eateries. Each location will also provide participants the opportunity to enter into drawings for prizes, including sets of luggage, gift cards and the grand prize – a $500 gift certificate to Southwest Airlines.

Participants will be asked to pick up their tickets prior to starting the tour.  There are three options for ticket pick up:

  1. From April 1st – 5th, from 8am to 5pm at the DMD Offices (201 E. Main, Suite 107).
  2. On April 5th from 4-8pm at Aloft El Paso Downtown (303 Texas Avenue).
  3. On Friday, April 6th, between 9am-12pm at one of two locations (The District Coffee Co.-222 Texas Avenue, OR Brew Lab-601 N. Oregon Street).

Tickets are available now and can be purchased online.

Stanton House to Feature Taft-Diaz Restaurant, Headed by Juárez Chef Oscar Herrera

The late chef Anthony Bourdain said “Mexican food is the most undervalued, underappreciated world cuisine with tremendous, tremendous potential.”

Led by one of Juárez’s top chefs, Taft-Diaz will explore that potential when it opens at Stanton House in Downtown El Paso later this season.

Taft-Diaz will be Chef Oscar Herrera’s second restaurant in our region. Many El Pasoans and Juarenses know him has the head chef at Flor de Nogal Hacienda and Restaurant in Juárez. Much like his other restaurant, Taft-Diaz will raise the bar for what you expect from Mexican food.

Taft-Diaz’s brunch and dinner menu will feature a variety of international cuisine with a Mexican flair, flavor and fresh ingredients.

For brunch, try the Gyro Al Pastor, a flavorful dish that brings together the Mediterranean flatbread wrap with juicy marinated meat, cilantro tztziki, salsa macha, black bean puree, avocado-mint puree, panela ahumado, pineapple, cucumber and radish.

Chef Herrera’s fusion of international cuisines also includes his take on Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches. The Banh Mi features crispy chorizo, chicken, fried meatballs, pickled veggies, cilantro, Serrano, mint, preserved lemon, peanut sauce and garlic aoli.

The dinner menu includes appetizers like the Braised Short Rib Tamal, a fancy take on a classic Mexican delicacy, as well as steak, seafood and chicken entrees, including the Cornish Hen Jardiniere. The Hen, served whole, is drizzled with traditional Mexican mole verde, and includes carrot puree, mini-corn, artichokes, and a smoked crème fraiche.

Named in honor of the historic 1909 meeting between presidents William Taft and Porfirio Diaz in El Paso, the first time presidents from the U.S. and Mexico met in person, Chef Herrera and Taft-Diaz will provide the perfect place for a casual afternoon brunch or a dressed-up Downtown dinner.

“We hope El Pasoans and travelers will come to Downtown El Paso for something new and fresh, and that includes the delicious menu created for Taft-Diaz by Chef Herrera,” said general manager Aaron Rodriguez. “We hope that all of Hotel Stanton House’s amenities create a new standard for hospitality in El Paso.”

The nearly completed 42-room Hotel Stanton House is an experience-driven boutique hotel that will also feature chic interior design features, contemporary artwork, a lounge, a rooftop patio bar and a full-service spa.

Video+Gallery: Stanton House Boutique Hotel Nearly Complete

The newest addition to Downtown’s growing roster of hotels – Stanton House – was open for a media tour on Wednesday, ahead of the planned opening later this Summer.

Taking up residence in the heart of the downtown business district, Stanton House occupies a very familiar footprint for long-time El Pasoans.  The new boutique hotel is in the newly renovated spot that used to house Rogers Furniture, then Sears, and finally Newberry’s Department store at 209 North Stanton.

When crews first arrived to begin the nearly three-year project, workers unlocked the door to find registers, clothing racks, inventory and layaway documents and department signs all over the decades-old retail location.

The century-old building received a top to bottom restoration; making way for the modern, 40-plus rooms across the four-story edifice.

One reminder of the building’s retail glory that was visible amidst the construction was the familiar yellow-beige tile, speckled with white and black spots, surrounded with brass piping.  A worker shared that the original tile was too far gone – pitted and rutted – to be restored, and would soon to be replaced by modern slate tile.

The conversion from retail space to state-of-the-art hotel necessitated the removal of several i-beams in the entrance to make for a grand space, as well as the addition of several more beams to make way for the hotel’s central ‘light well’ which brings natural light down into what was once an enclosed space.

Once upstairs, officials opened up one of the newly-completed rooms.  The large neutral-toned rooms – featuring either a king-sized bed, or two queen sized beds – are decked out with art, sculptures and even books by local authors.

Hotel officials say everything, from the art to the pillows, blankets and robes – are all available for purchase.

The views from the new rooms are familiar, but completely unique, with each window opening up to vistas previously seen by Sears employees or Roger’s furniture workers decades ago.

Topping the hotel is the most unique spot in all of downtown, as the former Cortez, Plaza and the new Aloft Hotel tower above Stanton House, their windows seemingly all staring down at their soon-to-be completed neighbor.

Once opened, party-goers will be able to rent a vista previously only available to elevator maintenance workers and the odd-pigeon keeper. Surrounded by these historic buildings, the canyons of El Paso’s once-glorious retail and hospitality structures open up with a new, unique view of San Jacinto Plaza. The covered roof space now features a green wall, as well as a yet-to-be completed waterfall and seating area.

With scores of workers busily installing tile, carpeting, and with others putting the finishing touches on drywall and readying areas for paint and light fixtures, officials with the Stanton House expect they’ll be ready for guests “later in the Summer Season.”

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