Daniel Corrochio to open Mexican restaurant at Ruby’s in Dalston
Opening on October 27, the new 30-seat underground room will be located next to Ruby’s main bar, with its own separate entrance. The decor will be rustic with the bare bricks left intact on which will be hung original Mexican works of art.
Corrochio’s will serve a menu of Mexican fare designed to be paired with lesser-known Mexican spirits and cocktails. Dishes will include âaspirinsâ – mini sope corn canapes filled with lamb barbacoa cooked for eight hours; crispy grilled vampiros, with roasted salsa and manchego cheese, topped with pastor pork, cactus, barbacoa lamb or Mexican truffle; and roast beef and bone marrow with salsa verde on blue tortilla taco.
The drink menu will feature a wide range of tequila, mezcal, sotol and raicilla, representing different regions of Mexico, with cocktails to include Mezcalita – a base of hibiscus caramel with spicy jalapeno syrup, pineapple and Koch El Mezcal; and Monarca, made from Mexican Abasolo whiskey mixed with nixta corn liqueur, mole and Hoja Santa Bitters and Cocchi di Torino.
âIt’s a dream of mine to have my favorite food and drinks under one roof. These are the flavors I grew up with – Corrochio’s is an ode to my mother, my house and my heritage, âsays Corrochio.
Corrichio has worked at Ruby’s in Dalston with founder Tom Gibson for the past five years. The 2020 lockdown saw the couple joining forces for the reopening of Gibson’s pub, The Bluecoats in Tottenham, where he ran the kitchen to pilot Corrochio’s.
âDan and I have worked together for a long time and he has been developing the Corrochios concept for almost as long. The food and drink is very special and original so I’m happy that we can give it a platform at Ruby’s to grow, âGibson said.
âAfter being closed for 18 months and celebrating our 10th anniversary in February, I wanted to have something fresh and inspiring to revive, and Corrochio’s will certainly provide it to me.â