Casa Chapala invites Austinites to don a disguise for a New Year’s Eve Masquerade Fiesta on December 31, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. The Fiesta will be held at Casa Chapala Restaurant, 101 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701. Owners Lupe and Lucina Barragan and their friends from Tequila Puro Verde, Tequila Pura Vida and Z Tequila – the winners of the Austin Tequila Society’s 2011 Tequila Fest – will be on hand to liven up the party.
The full New Year’s Eve Masquerade experience includes an exquisite four-course dinner centering on Lucina’s authentic, smooth, rich Pavo Mole. Each course is accompanied by a tequila or wine pairing, followed by dancing under the stars, with ample empanada and tamale stations and a midnight champagne toast.
Each guest receives party favors and registration for a drawing of bountiful gift baskets, dining and catering gift certificates.
Masquerade costume attire is encouraged. Theme colors are black, white, silver and green (in honor of first place winner Tequila Puro Verde) – so dress accordingly.
The sumptuous 4 course dinner will be served from 6:00-9:00, dancing under the stars begins at 9:00 and goes on until after midnight. Open menu will be served upstairs from 9:00 through 11:00 p.m. Professional dancers will be on hand to teach some easy dance steps to those who want to join in, but need a little instruction or encouragement.
Pricing for the four-course dinner, dancing and the midnight champagne toast is $39.00 per person online and $49.00 at the door. Reservations for the four-course dinner are required.
Pricing for dancing, the ample appetizer stations and midnight champagne toast is $20.00 online and $30.00 at the door. Tickets are available for dinner and dancing – or just dancing – at CasaChapaladotcom.
The mystique of the Masquerade…a night filled with mystery, beautiful gowns, glittering masks, music and dancing…how can we resist? As the lyrics from The Phantom of the Opera predict, “It’s the prelude to a bright new year!”
Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Photo I.D. is required.
Background on The Austin Tequila Society:
The Austin Tequila Society, whose home is Casa Chapala Mexican Grill and Cantina, is a community of tequila aficionados and lovers-of-agave who gather to enjoy tequila in its many forms. The Society’s mission is to promote the enjoyment of tequila as a sophisticated sipping spirit, as well as a delicious base to traditional cocktails (Margarita, Mexican Martini, Cazuela, Paloma, Cantaritos, etc.).
About Casa Chapala Restaurante and La Familia:
Since 2006, Lupe and Lucina Barragan, owners of Casa Chapala Mexican Grill and Cantina, have been serving Austin authentic central region Mexican cuisine. The recipes are the same their abuelas used to make for them in the small town of Huitzila, Zacatecas near Guadalajara - the center of the tequila region of Jalisco. Their family still distills fine mezcal in the area. Together with their extended family and staff, they recreate a heartfelt Mexican experience, from the menu to their offering of over 150 tequilas to the friendly staff and warm hospitality. Each guest is welcomed like family. They truly embody their motto: “Mi casa es su casa.”
Contact: Clarissa Estavillo