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CANTINA ROOFTOP in NYC Celebrates the Holidays with Chef Rick Bayless

The authentic Mexican restaurant, Cantina Rooftop in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City recently hosted a private holiday celebration with the world-renowned chef, Rick Bayless in collaboration with Modelo Negra. Chef Bayless, who has just released his book, "More Mexican Every Day," demonstrated three distinctive recipes featuring Modelo Negra. was there for all the excitement and to sample the delicious culinary delights.

Guests enjoyed Grilled Duck Breasts with Mole Colorado, Tacos of Garlicky Mexican Greens and the Modelo Negra Chocolate Float. They also enjoyed drinks crafted by Cantina Rooftop's in-house mixologist, Nelson Lemus, while Executive Chef Gonzalo Colin and his team were on hand to help Chef Bayless with the preparation of the meal.

At the end of the event everyone received signed copies of Bayless' new cookbook, "More Mexican Every Day."

About Cantina Rooftop Cantina Rooftop offers a modern Mexican menu from Executive Chef Gonzalo Colin. The rooftop restaurant and lounge serves up a selection of ceviches, guacamoles and tacos, in addition to their signature house specials including Barbacoa de Cordero, a Maguey braised lamb shank, consommé with Guajillo sauce and comal corn tortillas, Pollo Campestre served with Grandma's mole negro, epazote rice and grilled cornlettes.

In-house Mixologist Nelson Lemus, curates a unique menu with one-of-a-kind cocktails. Cantina Rooftop's Latin inspired cocktail menu incorporates the freshest herbs, spices and tropical fruits. Signature libations include Oaxaca Smash (Mezcal, Chai Sweet Vermouth, Spicy Agave, Citrus, Angostura Bitters) and Cometa (Tequila Reposado, Crème de Cassis, Citrus, Spicy Agave, Ghost Peppers.)

Cantina Rooftop is located at 605 W. 48th Street (between 11th and 12th Avenues), NYC 10036. For more information, call (212) 957-1700 and visit

Photo Credit: Shayne Maritch

Editor's Note: Stay tuned to for more coverage on Cantina Rooftop and their team.

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