Thursday, June 21, 2012

Learn to cook: Tacos at Paco's

Owner Frank Scibelli and big chef Tim Groody will lead a cooking (and eating) class next Wednesday, June 27, at Paco's Tacos, in the Specialty Shops at the Park, 6401 Morrison Blvd.

The class will cover three Tex-Mex courses, including Unholy Guacamole and Roasted Tomato Salsa, Angus al Pastor Tacoes with roasted pineapple slaw and peach cornbread cake with peach and tequila caramel. All courses will include beer pairings from George Allen of Carolina Premium Beverage.

The class starts at 7 p.m. and costs $40. Seating is limited, so you need a rez: 704-716-8226 (TACO).

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

With names like that what can those two slobs possibly know about tacos?

Anonymous said...

I am sorry, but being from Texas I get offended when people who don't know Tex-Mex call some foods Tex-Mex. Obviously, these two mentioned fellows do NOT know Tex-Mex. On top of that, without trying to sound snobbish, it is extremely difficult to find decent Tex-Mex fare outside of Texas. They should be calling their menu "Gourmet" Mexican Fare.

Kathleen Purvis said...

Anon 10:17, does it help to know that Robb Walsh, the Tex-Mex writer, was involved with developing this place?

Anonymous said...

@10:17....maybe you should go back to Texas

Kim said...

Tim Groody is a great chef - a shame to see his considerable talents wasted on a salsa/ guacamole/taco demo...........

Joanne said...

@9:56 and @10:17...Oh, look, your ignorance is showing. This is what a little research will get you:

"A couple of years ago, Walsh got a call from some guy named Scibelli who wanted to open an authentically Tex-Mex restaurant in Charlotte.

Scibelli and his staff made at least two trips to Houston while Walsh took them on food tours. Fajitas, chile powders, the right enchilada tortillas. In return, Walsh came to Charlotte for the opening of Paco's Tacos and later advised on Texas barbecue for Midwood Smokehouse.

Walsh, who has won three James Beard Awards for food writing, came away impressed.

'That Frank wanted to do Tex-Mex and came to Texas to see how it's done - he didn't try to dumb it down or change it much for his audience.'"

And here, more than I'm willing to dumb down for you: http://restaurant-hospitality.com/features/frank-scibelli-finding-niches-1110

I would suggest that you try the food at one of his restaurants before making a fool of yourself in public, but I don't want to sit at a table near you. Maybe you should move back to Texas to find your beloved fare instead.

Thanks KP for a great job and all the info! :-)

Anonymous said...

My two cents...Paco's Taco's has the best Tex-Mex I have had outside of Texas...and there is a difference between Mexican and Tex Mex for sure!