Pop-Up Jaliscan at Rocker Oysterfeller’s

Mexican eatery "pops up" on Monday and Tuesday when Rocker's is closed

Drowned Sandwich courtesy Rocker Oysterfeller’s

Drowned Sandwich courtesy Rocker Oysterfeller's
Drowned Sandwich courtesy Rocker Oysterfeller's

Valley Ford’s Rocker Oysterfellers gets a Mexican twist on Mondays and Tuesdays when it hosts a weekly “Noches Mexicanas”.

Chef/owner Brandon Guenther has partnered with an old friend, Chef Juan Zuno, to create a specialized menu of Guadalajaran comfort foods with Wine Country cred on the two nights the restaurant is usually closed. Officially opening August 27, the kitchen will serve up Carne en su Jugo, a traditional homestyle soup of sliced Bloomfield beef sirloin in tomatillo broth with Rancho Gordo Pinquito beans; ‘Torta Ahogada’ (Drowned Sandwich), a toasted baguette spread with refried beans and pork carnitas, then drowned in a light tomato sauce; Liberty Farms Duck Carnitas (marinated for 24 hours in a classic marinade of achiote, onion and Coca Cola, simmered in duck fat and flashed in the broiler until the skin is crispy) with tomatillo pico de gallo and housemade corn tortillas; ceviche and beer battered fish tacos.

The bar will be serving up a variety of Margaritas including the ‘Sandia’ made from fresh watermelon juice.  Plus, tequila flights, Micheladas will be made to order with a rim of Mexican hot sauce and salt and 24 oz. Mexican Modelo Especial in a paper bag (just to keep things unpretentious). The regular Rocker Oysterfeller’s menu will be served Wednesday through Sunday. N

oches Mexicanas, 4:30 to 8:30pm Monday and Tuesday beginning August 27 at Rocker Oysterfeller’s Kitchen and Saloon, 14415 Highway One, Valley Ford, 876-1983. Stay tuned for a full BiteClub report.