Executive chef Patrick Hildebrandt and Valencia Group have launched Two Mules Cantina, a Southwestern-themed eatery complete with an on-site specialty tequila bar at the Texican Court hotel in Irving, Texas.
The outlet is located in the 152-room property’s reception area adjacent to the reflecting pool. Rottet Studio designed the hotel, which is inspired by classic Spaghetti Western films. Public spaces are defined by three, single-story buildings reminiscent of a Mexican Hacienda built by the ranchers that settled the region. The reception area is clad with limestone and high ceilings. Those soaring surfaces are balanced out by the adjacent low and dark tequila bar, which is covered in reclaimed wood from a barn as well as sunset-colored tiles. A leather-wrapped reception desk accents the terracotta feature wall laden with succulents.
Hildebrandt comes to Texican Court with more than a decade of culinary experience. Previous gigs include Sweet Basil in Vail, Colorado; the Empty Stomach Group in San Antonio; and The Hollow in Georgetown, Texas.
Photo: Courtesy of Valencia Group