September sees the opening of Death By Burrito, contemporary Mexican grill and cocktail bar from Shay Ola of the experimental Rebel Dining Society. Located at Catch bar in the heart of Shoreditch, experimental cocktails will form an inseparable part of the dining experience. Mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana (Worship St Whistling Shop, Purl and 69 Colebrook Row) has developed an exclusive Tequila Only cocktail list featuring Jose Cuervo Tradicional to run alongside the street-food style menu.
Ola and Chetiyawardana have carefully created a concise, simple menu to include large and small plates, sides and cocktails. Gorge on Braised Pork Belly Burritos and Baja fish tacos (served with special deconstructed guacamole and blue corn chips), Lobster Ceviche, Grilled Octopus, Courgette flowers and goats cheese filo wraps, Stuffed plantain croquettes and Tempura shrimp. Side offerings include Sweet Potato Strings and Drunken Beans.
Says Ola, “We’re really excited to be launching Death By Burrito; and have been working hard to explore the relationship between food and cocktails. We’ve always wanted to find a way to bring the Rebel Dining Society experience to a wider audience and think that with Death By Burrito we’ve cracked it.”
Using only 100% blue agave and rested in American white oak barrels for six months, the limited Jose Cuervo Tradicional is the only tipple of choice at Death By Burrito. Cocktails include the Pink Paloma with raspberries and Aperol charged with homemade vanilla salted grapefruit soda, the Turbo- Chelada with Mexican lager, cucumber and lime with a thyme salt air and then the You da Ho-chata with spiced horchata with cinnamon, cardamom and smoke.
After 12 years of curating a programme of bands and DJs that has seen the likes of Erol Alkan, Bloc Party, Pete Doherty, The Horrors, Mystery Jets and Yeasayer, Catch will be welcoming Death By Burrito with open arms and a brand new kitchen.
Catch, 22 Kingsland Rd, E2, 020 7729 6097