UPDATE: Next Taco Maria/Little Sparrow Collaboration Dinner Date Set

This time it's on his home turf.
This time it's on his home turf.
Photo by Laila Derakhshanian/OC Weekly

UPDATE: Wednesday, August 12, 2015: Despite the departure of Eric from Little Sparrow, Samaniego will be joining Carlos in the kitchen of Taco Maria as guest chef. The first in a series of featured chef dinners, the new date is set for August 25, and you can reserve a space here. All we need now is a nickname for this dinner to hashtag.

ORIGINAL POST: June 13, 2015: Barely a month ago, there was a collaboration between Little Sparrow's Eric Samaniego and Taco Maria's Carlos Salgado. It was a one-night-only affair, assuming you were lucky enough to snag a reservation.

We heard "Little Maria" was rather epic. Somewhere between veal sweetbreads with green tomato chutney and a coq au vin taco, the expectations of diners were exceeded. When would the sequel occur? We questioned Eric the next time we found ourselves in Sparrow's bar. His answer:

It isn't being called Taco Sparrow. But it is in the early planning stages. Mark them calendars for Tuesday, August 18. Your destination is The OC Mix, home of Taco Maria. We anticipate two seatings, but only time will tell. In the meantime-- we'll be monitoring those Facebook posts for that announcement.

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