Costa Alegre, the delicious Mexican restaurant in Echo Park (located on the Sunset curve at 1901 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90026) asks:
How would you like your name and recipe on our menu?
Like people, restaurants also have the freedom to state some New Year’s changes. It’s a time of growth, development and experimentation.
That’s exactly what Costa Alegre is after, but with a twist. They are welcoming their fan base to add to the offerings through a small contest.
Send them a thorough explanation of your recipe (Mexican-inspired recipe no doubt 🙂 ) with all of the ingredients, exact temperatures, and cooking techniques. They will cook the dish and enter it among all of the contestants’ entries. The most original and mouth-watering dish will be added to their menu.
So what does it mean?
Once your dish is chosen as the victor above all the other well-thought out Mexican-inspired concoctions, you will get to choose the name and how it will appear on the menu.
“If the dish is a soup and your name is Jessica K. then the dish can be called ‘Jessica K’s Vegetable Soup’,” says management.
Quite the challenge!
Of course, you are going up against some mighty expectations. We visited them not too long ago only to continually order our favorite appetizer, the chorizo quesadilla, pictured in all its majesty to the right.
To enter, visit their website (below) and send the details via the contact form. You can also download their current menu off their website (a PDF file) to see how your recipe fits in.
The deadline for all entries is Friday, January 31st, 2014. They will choose the winner on Valentine’s Day.
Costa Alegre Business Details
1901 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026
Open 7 days: M-F 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Weekends 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Also check out this quick video showcasing their food, employees and owners.