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Bourbon & Butter has Mexican guest chef

Victor Parra Gonzalez, the chef from Acapulco offering Mexican-influenced modern fare near Old Fort Niagara, is coming downtown for dinner next week.

On May 13, Gonzalez will be offering dinner in collaboration with Chef Mike Andrzejewski, at Bourbon & Butter, Andrzejewski’s fine dining restaurant in Hotel @ the Lafayette, 391 Washington St. [read the Bourbon & Butter review].

“I am beyond humbled and excited,” Gonzalez said. “I couldn't ask for more, as a young cook, (than) to work with him. It should be a night to remember.”

The chicken tinga taco is a dish that Victor Parra Gonzalez serves at Jaguar at the Bistro in Youngstown. (Andrew Galarneau/Special to the News)

The chicken tinga taco is a dish that Victor Parra Gonzalez serves at Jaguar at the Bistro in Youngstown. (Andrew Galarneau/Special to the News)

Gonzalez opened Jaguar at the Bistro [read its restaurant review here], 110 Main St., Youngstown, in November 2013. At first his menu was a blend of American standards and Mexican-inflected specials. This year he switched to a Mexican-dominated menu with American favorites. In March, Gonzalez won a match of the Nickel City Chef live cooking competition as a challenger.

The dinner is $70 plus tax and tip, with an optional $35 beverage pairing from Bourbon & Butter beverage director Tony Rials. Seating at 7:30 p.m. Valet parking available. Reservations: 253-6453.

The menu:

Upon arrival

Agua fresca and small bites

Dinner

Esquite of yellow corn
huitlacoche foam, piquillo dust

Egg and mushroom tortilla
charred shishito, cultured crema

Pescado Almendrado
almonds, chihuahua sauce mornay, pickled red onion, garden cress

Rock lobster ceviche
avocado, roast tomato, sesame crisp, cilantro

Roasted pork shank
crispy skin, glazed carrots and pineapple, housemade escabeche jalapeno, potatoes

“Al Pastor”
duck breast, lardo encased pineapple, charred onion, corn soufflé

Flan and arroz con leche

Victor Parra Gonzalez's churros from Jaguar at the Bistro. (Andrew Galarneau/Special to the News)

Victor Parra Gonzalez's churros from Jaguar at the Bistro. (Andrew Galarneau/Special to the News)

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