Two Cooking Reality Show Contestants Teaming Up for Pop-Up Event at Cartel Coffee Lab in Phoenix

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Cooking reality show contestants David Martinez (left) and Tyler Burke (upper right and at left in group) will team up for a Mexican-themed pop-up event.
What happens to cooking reality show contestants after the spotlight fades?

If you're David Martinez, who was on the third season of Fox's MasterChef in 2012, and Tyler Burke, who competed on Food Network's Iron Chef America in 2009 as a culinary school student, you team up for a pop-up event.

At 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31, Martinez and Burke (under their pop-up restaurant name Eisen & Meister) will be at Cartel Coffee Lab in Phoenix for a seven-course dining event they're calling, "Una Noche En Mexico" (A Night in Mexico).

"No gimmicks, just really good regional Mexican food done in a very, very modern way," says Martinez. "Think [Nathan] Myhrvold [one of the authors of Modernist Cuisine] meets every Mexican grandmother with no cheese."

Here's the menu -- and the details.

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Menu:

Starter
Ceviche Vuelva a La Vida
This ceviche will have the usual cast of characters reinterpreted to give you another look into the possibilities of this Latino staple. Good, bad, or indifferent you won't forget about this bright playful starter.

Mid
Chicken Tostadas
This chicken tostada isn't something you will get from your favorite Mexican joint and probably something you'll wish you could order on a regular basis. Sit back and enjoy this schmaltzy treat.

1st Course
Chorizo y Papas VS Huevos con Chorizo
This fight was bound to happen, who do you think wins, we think it'll be you.

2nd Course
Wowbacoa
This Saturday morning Mexican breakfast staple is rounded out using fresh ingredients it hasn't met before. Be prepared to enjoy this barbacoa prepared traditionally.

3rd Course
Churros y Chicharrones
Wait for it, wait for it. Yup it's just what you're thinking. These two chefs have worked tirelessly to give you two Mexican favorites on one plate. Are they making a churro stuffing from chicharronnes? Are they battering the chicharrones with churro dough? You'll just have to come and find out.

4th course
Cafe Mexicano
You've had a cafecito in Little Havana, you have a cafesote every Monday morning, but we guarantee you haven't had a cafe Mexicano like this one. Who doesn't love flan, tequila, and fried sugary carbohydrates? We know we do!

Dessert
Mole Poblano
Yeah, we said it: Mole Poblano. Why would anyone serve this as dessert? Open your mind and enjoy the close of a wonderful meal.

The cost of the seven-course meal is $85.00 ($88.97 w/service fee) and includes water. Optional non-alcoholic and alcoholic drink pairings are extra. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance at the Eisen & Meister ticket site.

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Cartel Coffee Lab

1 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

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7 comments
fromfiretotable
fromfiretotable

So we are well on our way. Tickets are going super fast so get them now. We are doing everything possible to pull out many stops for this one. Not all of them but many of them ;) 

ckpull
ckpull

I can't wait for this experience.  If you ever have the opportunity to eat food these 2 chefs have created, you would not want to miss it.  It will be an experience you won't forget.  Trust me...I have had the fabulous experience more than once and can't wait for this one.  BE THERE OR BE SQUARE...YOU WON'T REGRET IT.

uniquekitchenitems
uniquekitchenitems

$85 for a 7 course meal from 2 'known' chefs doesn't seem too eye watering to me. Not saying that I would pay it but I can see why people would.

It sounds nice but I think I'll stick with my home made empanadas using my empanada machine. Much cheaper. :)


Jen Walker
http://www.uniquekitchenitems.com/

fromfiretotable
fromfiretotable

$12/plate is pretty par for the course (I love that pun usage here). Also its not breakfast and you're not getting rice and beans here. Let me know if you want me to answer some questions.

chriscardinal
chriscardinal

Glad you put the price in bold because boy is that a bold price to charge for a pop-up single meal at a coffee shop with Mexican breakfast. (Even if it's done exceptionally well, that is an eye-watering price.)

ckpull
ckpull

@chriscardinal 

obviously you haven't tasted their food...far from a Mexican breakfast at a coffee shop...BE THERE OR BE SQUARE...TRUST ME, YOU'LL NEVER REGRET IT!

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