Photo courtesy of Lake Chalet
E-40: rapper, businessman, tequila maven.
Legendary Bay Area rapper E-40 is swinging by Oakland's Lake Chalet today to greet fans and show off his new line of tequila. The visit coincides with the next Warriors game and Lake Chalet's debut of its new Tequila Pier Bar.
From 4 to 6 p.m., the rapper will share his Silver, Reposado, and Anejo tequilas on his E. Cuarenta Tequila line ("E-40" in Spanish), which he launched in February. The pier bar's cocktail menu will reflect the guest of honor, with concoctions such as the 40th Sunrise (E-40's silver tequila, champagne, orange juice, and grenadine).
While Lake Chalet, the only restaurant that sits directly on Lake Merritt, has long had seating on its spacious pier, this particular bar option is brand new. Beyond today's visit, the pier bar will be open seasonally depending on weather and focus on tequilas and beers from south of the border. Food-wise, it'll exclusively serve ceviche tostadas, such as tequila-infused shrimp ceviche with serrano pepper and cucumber salsa. And for the rest of the NBA Finals, the bar's only tequila in stock will be E-40's E. Cuarenta.