So without further ado here is the breakdown:
Latin Bites Café is one of the first well known Peruvian restaurants in Houston. I reviewed it after it relocated to Woodway from the Warehouse district. Chevrolet and Latin Bites made arrangements for a VERY COLORFUL MEAL, which is a hallmark of Peruvian cuisine anyhoo, to go with their car and with the Color Run event.
|Veal Osso Bucca|
The second course was supposed to the the third, but the kitchen staff got it out of order. It was still very good. It was Veal Osso Bucca in a honey panca pepper demiglaze, served over Peruvean mashed purple potatoes, and Peruvian asparagus. This was like Peruvian Beef stew. The demiglaze reminded me a little of sweet chile gravy. The purple potatoes and other veggies complemented the sweetness of the meat and the savoury nature of the sauce. This dish was paired with either a Raspberry Red wine cooler or Luigi Bosca Pinot Noir. I had the Raspberry Red Wine Cooler, but kind of wished I'd gone with the Pino Noir (my favourite style of red wine) instead--don't get me wrong, the Raspberry Red Wine Cooler was quite good as well. It was my own fault as I was distracted by the courses being served out of order, so no worries.
The Third course (which was supposed to be second) was a Duck Confit over cilantro infused rice cooked with chicha de jara, choclo, green peas and bell peppers. This was very delicious duck. The way the peas were prepared with the rice and the seasonings were very savoury in contrast with the glazed duck meat and skin that was very tender and not too oily. This was paired with either a Godiva Chocolate Martinie or Pascual Toso Reserva Malbec. I went with the Chocolate Martini, which was very good but also had a very potent vodka--seemed like Ketel One.
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The Color Run
The Color Run 5k is a unique experience focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family. Color runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; but everyone toeing the start line has a blast. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of The Color Run™ course will be the most memorable and colorful run of your life!
How does it work? The Color Run™ event pretty much has TWO SIMPLE rules: 1) White shirts (any mostly white T will work great) mandatory at the start line. And 2) color plastered EVERYTHING at the finish! Runner/walkers begin the 5k at the start line like a brand new pristine coloring book. By the end, they look like they fell into a Willy Wonka… tie dyed… vat of colored goodness. We are the creators of an all new paint race phenomena!
What is the Color? Each kilometer of the event is associated with a designated color: yellow, orange, pink, or blue. As the runners/walkers reach the Kilometer COLOR Zones, they are blitzed by our volunteers, sponsors, and staff with COLOR. All products are 100% natural and safe. You can eat the stuff if you’d like (we have tried it and don’t suggest it, it is surprisingly high in calories and leaves a chalky aftertaste). See the diagram below for the COLOR ZONE specifics. Of course, we save the best for last, ending the race with a color extravaganza of epic proportions.
Sounds like a Mud Run done with home made tempura paint and with less intensity to me, and if it's fun then why the heck not?
|C43 Cafe, Pisco Sour, Red Raspberry Cooler, Chocolate martini|
The Food and Cocktails were of the high quality I expect from Latin Bites Café--I was thoroughly pleased with the choices presented, colourful, fun, a little spicy and sweet at times, but never unpleasantly so. I was intrigued by the car--it may be a good one for my daughter's first vehicle in a few years and I would like to test drive it just for my own information. The event was well put together and was a lot of fun. I want to thank Chevrolet, Latin Bites Café, Tina Barnes, Katie Barnes, Tara Kuhnen, The Color Run and the rest of the crew from GM and Chevrolet for putting together a wonderful dinner event and for including me in the mix.
And Remember to Eat Colorfully and Happy Y'all!!!