A MAN WITH TEQUILA RUNNING IN HIS VEINS, AND MEXICO IN HIS HEART
Anchored in the heart of the "City of Brotherly Love" is Los Catrines Restaurant and Tequila's Bar, one of the finest Mexican Restaurants in the United States, owned by Tequila connoisseur David Suro-Piňera. The Philadelphia hot-spot has become known for its authentic cuisine, outstanding service and unparalleled selection of more than 95 of the finest tequilas in the world. It was also the first restaurant in the United States to be granted a prestigious recognition from the Mexican Regulatory Consul of Tequila.
David has had a life long affair with Tequila. He is the first native Mexican who, after migrating to the U.S. in 1985, returned to his homeland of Guadalajara to produce his own Tequila, Siembra Azul, (Blue Harvest). This premium small batch Tequila is the result of Suro-Piňera's twenty year personal endeavor to produce the highest quality tequila from the very best agave fields. In August 2006, the New York Times rated Siembra Azul Reposado as the "Best Reposado" in the country. Tequila Aficionado followed confirming the high quality tasting of this spirit calling it a "masterpiece."
David has continued his crusade to spread the gospel of Tequila, and has initiated Tequila Orientation Seminars in prominent restaurants and establishments throughout the country. These include exclusive Tequila excursions that highlight the culture of this fine spirit and acquaint people with the production process and tour the regions that are the most relevant to the tradition and culture of tequila-making in the Highlands and the Lowlands.
His passion for his culture and heritage continue to expand with every project he pursues. He recently established the Siembra Azul Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide medical and educational assistance to Mexican migrant workers in the United States. This undertaking has been one of Suro-Piñera's dreams; to give back to the community and champion the needs of Mexicans and the community at large.
David has served on several boards and has initiated groups that further educate and prosper the community he serves. These organizations include: founding member of Philadelphia's Mexican Cultural Center and former board member of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. In September 2006, the Mexican government's local office along with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce awarded David "Businessman of the Year".
David defines Siembra Azul as the future of tradition, and for him tradition is what he will continue to embed in every venture he purses. We urge you to make a trip to Philadelphia to visit his restaurant (often), and to buy his Tequila (more often) wherever you can.