Upscale modern Mexican restaurant Comedor launched a new at-home meal kit delivery service starting today. The restaurant had shuttered its dining room last month in accordance with the city’s order shuttering all dine-in service in Austin due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Assembly Kitchen, the new program’s name, offers five items at this time. There’s the already-iconic bone marrow tacos, the whole pollo adobo dinner package with sides, another dinner package consisting of the goat barbacoa tamal, mushroom quesadilla, and the pork belly castacan memela. Then there’s the dessert plate, which includes bread pudding made with conchas, and chichilo mole babka roll.
The ingredients arrive mostly prepped. People will just have to finish cooking and baking items, like saute vegetables, pan-fry tortillas, add sauces, broil the halved bone marrows, and assembly everything together. The directions make use of everyday kitchen and cookware, like pans, spatulas, and baking trays (read: no fancy contraptions).
The kits include simple printed recipes and access to instructional videos filmed with Comedor chefs Gabe Erales and Philip Speer. At-home cooks are also encouraged to reach out to the chefs directly through their personal Instagram accounts with any further questions.
“We believe this is the next great hospitality experience,” as Comedor’s announcement Instagram post explained, or as Speer described it to Eater as: “A new dining experience in your home, with collaborative chef execution via video.”
Speer also emphasized that the kitchen and delivery methods are all “sterile,” in accordance with sanitization regulations.
Orders must be placed by 3 p.m. each day for delivery that evening between 4 to 7 p.m. Orders placed after that cutoff time will be delivered the following evening. All servings are for two people. Prices are $59 for the pollo adobo dinner and the pastry plates each, $32 for the bone marrow tacos, and $6 for a dozen corn tortillas.