Darista Cafe Patacón & Pints Pop-Up

Darista Cafe is bringing back its beloved signature dish for one day only as part of a pop-up event Saturday, Feb. 21 at The Hills Market Downtown. Patacón & Pints will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Hills, 95 N. Grant Ave.

Patacon Maracucho

Dara Schwartz is taking over The Hills Downtown kitchen and will be dishing up her signature patacón Maracucho, a sandwich made with fried plantains in place of bread. The Latin-inspired sandwiches are filled with slow-braised Gerber Farm cilantro chicken, tomato, avocado crema, mozzarella and baby greens tossed in a sriracha vinaigrette and served between two tostones, a type of fried plantain.

Four String Brewery will be pouring a special release of their Mango Key Lime White IPA, a tropical-infused version of their popular white IPA, available by the taste and pint. Keeping with the tropical theme, The Hills wine department will be holding a South American-themed wine tasting from 1-3 p.m. as well.

The first 20 customers to order a Four String pint will receive a free Four String Brewing pint glass, and for every pint purchased customers will be entered into a raffle to win Four String merchandise and gift cards.

Priced at $10, each patacón will be accompanied with a choice of side dishes: either House-Made Tortillas with Moroccan Carrot Dip or Curried Cauliflower and Roasted Chickpea Salad with shallot, golden raisin, toasted almonds and cilantro. A veggie version of the patacón is available upon request.

Schwartz will also be sampling her line of Darista Dips, which will be on sale during the event—buy two 8-ounce dips for just $8. Customers who RSVP through Eventbrite can save on groceries on Saturday, as well. Those who present  an Eventbrite ticket can exchange it for a free Hills Market reusable tote bag and earn 20% off grocery purchases that day only.