Twenty five years and the fiesta is just getting started at Aldaco’s Stone Oak. Take it from me, it’s a (very) select group of women that can boast a quarter-century of owning, operating…doing everything in their restaurant.
It’s also why Goodtaste.tv and the Wine Sisterhood have chosen to recognize Blanca Aldaco for her outstanding accomplishments during Women’s History Month!
Known to San Antonians for her incredible, interior Mexican food and award-winning margaritas, Blanca and her team are relishing their milestone, while already looking toward the future. To this day, Blanca still drives by her original location – a century old house in St. Paul Square – that reminds her of just how far she’s come.
If you’ve ever met Blanca, a native of Guadalajara, you know she’s exquisite in and out of the kitchen. There’s a certain spice to her personality I’ve always admired, which is why, at our most recent reunion, I brought her a bottle of Middle Sister Rebel Red.
She was quick to remind me that she’s the oldest of her siblings, but was nonetheless flattered. 🙂
Now Blanca is on the verge of opening up her third restaurant, Aldaco’s at Dominion, and continuing to fine-tune her beloved recipes to meet the desires of changing palates. In other words, finding ways to satisfy both the National Mexican and ‘acquired’ Tex-Mex tastes of many native San Antonians. Everything is still made 100% from scratch, fresh, in-house…one tradition she’s very proud of.
And you heard it here first: I still say she has the BEST Tres Leches cake in all the land. After all, Blanca is responsible for bringing and introducing the timeless treat to the Alamo City.
Some things will never change — and shouldn’t! Cheers to Blanca and her beautiful history!