We normally keep our recipes on lock here at Casa del Barco but with it being the season of giving we decided to make a small exception. After all, the Mexican traditions shouldn’t stop at our restaurants, right? In celebration of our brand new Short Pump Town Center location and our #12DaysofCasa we have decided to share this festive holiday beverage with a little twist. Our Mexican Hot Chocolate Cocktail will have your taste buds jumping for joy. But don’t take our word for it, unleash your inner-bartender and give it a try!
We have good news and bad news. The bad news is Virginia Spirits Month is officially over so you will no longer be able to get your hands on these innovative cocktails at Casa del Barco. The good news? We are sharing the recipes with you so that you can recreate these at home!
This month we decided to take a small step back from tequila and shine the light on another love of ours...craft beer! Since we are big on all things local and Stone Brewing’s Richmond facility is only a 5 minute drive from Casa del Barco (does it get anymore local than that?) we decided it would be a great fit to highlight them for Our Story this month!
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with celebrate! RVA. This local nonprofit has the mission of giving disadvantaged children in Richmond, Virginia a memorable birthday celebration in a safe and fun environment.
Good things come to those who travel, so that’s exactly what we did. This past spring our chef and other HOUSEpitality team members packed their bags and headed to the motherland (of our cuisine that is), Mexico! The crew said goodbye to Richmond and hello to Oaxaca, Tulum and Mexico City. This trip was definitely one for the books and gave us the inspiration needed to continue to provide our guests with the most authentic and delicious dishes possible.
We have just recently announced our partnership with Ironclad Coffee Roasters as well as the creation of our very own coffee, The Boathouse Blend! (served at all Boathouse locations and Casa del Barco.) This rich, new blend is a combination of Brazilian beans and Mexican beans from the Oaxaca region. Oaxaca is a huge inspiration for many of the menu items we create here at Casa del Barco so it only made sense to use this culturally abundant area for our coffee as well.
We’re taking a break from tequila and talking about moonshine, the fastest growing craft spirit. Just across the James River from downtown Richmond is the largest craft distillery in Virginia: Belle Isle Craft Spirits.
This year’s Day of the Dead cocktail recipes were created by Manager, Chris Webb, and Bartender, Kevin Papile. Chris and Kevin were having fun experimenting with flavor combinations and using ingredients that they don’t get to use every day. It’s a celebration, so they got to think outside the box!