Jose Cuervo’s Subterraneo – The Sutter Room
Last night I attended Jose Cuervo’s Subterraneo, a Dia de los Muertos themed party celebrating the 250 year old history of Jose Cuervo. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first, having no idea what the crowd or the party would be like, but the night exceeded all of my expectations. (The only low point of the night was losing my camera memory card, forcing me to rely on my cell phone for photographic evidence.)
The party was on the bottom floor of The Regency, always a beautiful space, made even more beautiful with the blue lighting throughout and furniture that belonged on a Stanley Kubrick set. My friend and I started our night at the food table, as per usual.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover the food was catered by 15 Romolo, a place known almost as well for its amazing bar food as its insanely delicious cocktails. Fresh tacos were made to order, with a dizzying array of salsas and condiments and possibly the best guacamole I’ve had the pleasure of eating.
After the food, it was time for the drinks. We started with both the “Vampire” (Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver, soda, a dash of grenadine and Tabasco) and a cocktail of Jose Cuervo and Squirt. We giggled at the latter, Squirt not being the fanciest of mixers, but it was actually my favorite cocktail of the night.
Fortified with Mexican food and two stiff drinks, I then decided to give in to the night and have my face painted. While I’m not usually a joiner, the face paint did help me get into the spirit of the night. We spent the rest of the evening toasting dead loved ones with shots of Jose Cuervo and chatting with the lovely hostesses, who really made the night for us. Combined with an amazing Halloween last weekend at KoKo Cocktails, I feel like Subterraneo was an omen of good things to come this holiday season.
The Sutter Room @ The Regency
1270 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA