On this episode Dianne and Bob head to Club Taco in Kirkwood, Missouri to chow down and talk to the owner Chef Gerard LaRuffa about his awesome restaurant that features 27 chef-inspired mind-blowing tacos!
About Chef Gerard LaRuffa
“Chef Gerard LaRuffa has always loved food and cooking has always been a part of his life. He remembers his Italian grandmother teaching his Vietnamese mother how to cook and he takes great pride in the fact his father was a US Army Cook for 22 years. All of the positive familial influence inspired him to become a Chef at an early age.
Gerard knew that he wanted to combine his passion for global flavors with his extensive background in Southwestern cuisine. He also wanted to create a place that was family friendly and a great place to hang your hat, relax, and have fun with friends. Gerard decided to combine his personal love of making delicious food along with his goal of providing a fun environment for entertaining friends & family and “Club Taco” was born.”
About Club Taco
Club Taco features breakfast with bottomless mimosas, happy hour, and 27 gourmet tacos for lunch and dinner. They make fresh margaritas and other cocktails and support local breweries by offering a wide range of local craft beers.
A Peek at the Menu
IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME
Cornmeal-fried calamari, tangy remoulade, pepperoncini & greek feta in a flour tortilla
SOUTHERN FRIED TOMATOES
Cornmeal-fried local green tomato tossed in a Thai sweet chile sauce with local goat cheese, radish, cilantro & lime in a flour tortilla
Southern Fried skin-on chicken breast, buttery mashed potatoes, roasted sweet corn relish, spicy pepper sauce & cilantro in a corn tortilla
Marinated flank steak, in a flour tortilla with sauteed peppers and onion, aged white cheddar, crisp romaine lettuce, sour cream and diced tomatoes
New Mexican chile-rubbed Ahi Tuna with margarita slaw, fresh avocado, chipotle crema & pepitas in a lettuce cup
WEST COUNTY HOUSE WIFE
Adobo-grilled beef tenderloin, grilled portabello mushroooms, candied peppered bacon, gorgonzola cheese & fresh radish in a corn tortilla
Club Taco’s version of a buffalo chicken wing! Hand breaded chicken breast tossed in a four pepper hot sauce; served in a flour tortilla and topped with crisp romaine hearts, fresh carrots and green onions
BACK TO OUR ROOTS
Roasted butternut squash, zebra and golden beets in a flour tortilla; topped with goat cheese, sun-dried cranberry chutney and flash fried Brussels sprouts
Which taco sounds the best to you?
CUCUMBER MINT CRUSH
Gin, Fresh Sweet & Sour Mix, Splash of Club Soda, Fresh Mint Leaves & Cucumber Slices with a Cool Cucumber Slice Garnish.
THE FRESHEST ‘RITA
Milagro® Silver Tequila, Agave Nectar and Fresh-Squeezed Lime Juice, with a Juicy Lime Wedge.
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