Calvin Evans Fiesta Pop-Up Dinner

Wednesday, October 11th – 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, by reservation only | VARA Albuquerque tasting room

We’re thrilled to invite you to a one-night only dinner featuring Los Angeles-based grilling phenomenon Calvin Evans. You may remember Calvin from our April pop-up dinner, and we are happy to have him back again working in collaboration with our own Chef Mickey. This time, pork is on the menu.

Enjoy the mouthwatering flavors of exquisite pork tomahawks grilled to perfection over an open wood-burning fire, accompanied by a delicious chimichurri sauce and maple chipotle sweet potato puree, grilled artichokes, a beet caprese salad, and our famous piloncillo bread pudding.

Don’t miss out on this special culinary experience at our Albuquerque tasting room on Wednesday, October 11th, for only $100/person. Vegetarian option available for $45/person. Elevate your four-course dining experience with our specially crafted wine pairing, available for an extra $25. Remember, for this event, our hours are 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, but we’re accepting reservations only until 8:00 pm.

VARA Wine Club members have early access to reservations to ensure you won’t miss out on this exclusive culinary experience. Reserve your spot today before we open them up to the public on Wednesday.

Calvin Evans

Calvin Evans

As an Albuquerque-born grill master based in LA, Calvin has made a name for himself in the world of BBQ. He has trained with and cooked for some of the biggest names and restaurants in the industry. He has been a featured chef at prestigious events like the Windy City Smoke Out and Valle de Guadalupe Food and Wine Festival.

Calvin’s expertise lies in his ability to cook high-end steaks over an open fire, a skill that has earned him a reputation as a true master of the grill. His one-day prix-fixe events are the talk of the town and sell out fast, so don’t miss your chance to experience his culinary creations firsthand.

Albuquerque Tasting Room
Wine. Spirits. Tapas.

315 Alameda Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


Tasting Room Hours
Wed-Fri 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sat-Sun 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Tapas menu available
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm