FREE GUAC AND SEED-UCTIVE BURRITOS
Super seeds now available at Benito’s and OhMyGuac is back this January!
Just in case you are not satisfied with free guac this January – if you needed a bit more health and deliciousness – we’ve added some super seeds to sprinkle over your burrito.
The health benefits of avocadoes have been much publicised in recent years (packed with over twenty vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and anti-oxidents (of particular note are vitamin B6, Omega-6 oils and potassium); great for your heart, circulation, and your skin – in case you’ve not been listening to the hype!). They have also been part of the Mexican diet for thousands of years with the Aztecs going so far as to name them ‘The Fruit of the Gods’.
They are also a bit on the pricey side so we charge you if you would like our homemade, hass-avocado gauc in your burrito, taco or salad . . . BUT NOT THIS JANUARY!
Need a few more anti-oxidents after the party season?
We know that a lot of people like to focus on the healthier side of things in January so we have added a new topping for you. You can now add a sprinkling of seedy goodness in your burrito with the addition of chia and sunflower seeds.
Chia seeds are another ancient super food from Mexico (the word means ‘strength’ in Mayan). They are a great source of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidents and fibre – more Omega-3s than salmon.
It’s that time of year again where restaurants across the land role out something to celebrate the festive season. We are no different in wanting to get in to the Christmas spirit but have figured you are getting enough turkey elsewhere and so have gone for something a little different this year.
Our Christmas burrito and taco filling is an orange-infused pork belly that comes with crunchy crackling and a cranberry (that was our traditional bit) and sweet chilli salsa.
Check what The Sinsa Mode says about it: https://thesinsamode.wordpress.com/2016/12/02/benitos-hat-x-compass/
Not happy with just special food . . .
We are also serving rompope! This is Mexico’s version of egg nog and comes laced with a generous pouring of rum.
Still want more . . .
We have teamed up with a wonderful charity this year. The Compass Group operates all over the world to help disadvantaged kids. Their project in Mexico is particularly close to our heart and so 50p of every Crackling pork belly burrito sold will go to supporting their fantastic work. Find out more about their work here: http://compasschildrenscharity.org.uk/where-we-work/casa-alianza-mexico/
. . . and finally. Want to celebrate a festive meal with friends during this season? Felipe has finally persuaded me to put fajitas on the menu and you can choose from steak, chicken, veg or prawn versions all served sizzling with Felipe’s delicious blend of seasonings. However, there is a catch. You can only get them by booking with us 48hours in advance. Click on this link to find out more: http://benitos-hat.com/announcements/book-for-christmas/
January is most definitely Avocado Month at Benito’s Hat.
That means we are celebrating the beautiful and healthy fruit with:
- Free guacamole on all burritos, tacos and salads*;
- Velvety-smooth avocado margaritas; and
- Avocado, agave; and apple juice smoothies (for the non-boozers).
*excludes deliveries and Selfridges
Velvety-smooth avocado margarita for your drinking pleasure
First and foremost, we love them and we believe that you do too. Free guacamole is our gift to you in January so please enjoy responsibly!
Here are a few awesome, healthy reasons why we love this delicious fruit that you may or may not know:
- Lots of vitamins, eg. C, K and B5;
- Very high in potassium – higher even than the mighty banana;
- Lots of the good fats and none of the bad; and
- High in antioxidants which can work against hangovers. Ground avocado leaves are also available exclusively in Benito’s restaurants.
All the way from Puebla, Mexico, avocado leaves. Great for jazzing up your beans!
Not tried these leaves before? They have an aniseedy flavour, similar to fennel, and are a traditional seasoning in Puebla, Felipe’s home state. We use them in our black beans and they taste awesome.
Felipe’s autumn special is in!
Our latest burrito was inspired by a recipe from the Benito’s Hat cook book, Real Mexican Food. Felipe has made some changes and used some pretty special, seasonal ingredients. Sweet potato is marinated with Achiote and Guajillo chilli before being roasted and then slow cooked with seasonal Swiss chard and Mushrooms, creating a perfect hearty burrito.
The Super Sweet Potato Burrito comes served up in our 12″ inch flour tortillas, packed with lime & coriander rice and black beans. Wrapping happens after a handful of Monterey Jack Cheese is thrown in, followed with a dollop of sour cream, a squirt of smokey salsa brava and a sprinkle of our chilli roasted pumpkin seeds, for a little extra kick.
What’s more and to make this burrito really super, we’ve teamed up with the brilliant folks at Action Against Hunger, for this year’s Love Food, Give Food campaign. We believe in a world without child hunger and that’s why for every Super Sweet Potato Burrito we sell, we will donate 50p to /@ACF_UK #lovefoodgivefood
Our latest special will be available throughout September and October.