Costa Pacifica was lucky enough to be featured on GoodTaste with Tanji for their 4th season! We are going to tell you all about our evening full of lights, camera, and action! If you are unfamiliar with the show or Tanji Patton, we’ll give you a little bit of background information first.
Tanji Patton has experience as an investigative reporter, news anchor, producer, and host. If you live in San Antonio, you may be a little more familiar with Tanji. She was the original host and executive producer of San Antonio Living from 1997 to 2002. She also made national television when she co-hosted Live with Regis twice in 2000 during the nationwide search for a co-host.
Tanji is an Emmy award winning journalist with a passion for food and wine – which is why she decided to create GoodTaste with Tanji.
Goodtaste with Tanji is a television series which showcases chefs and restaurants from all over the state of Texas. Tanji travels from city to city to bring all you foodies a reason to get out of the house. The show airs in 13 Texas markets and is also aired online at Goodtaste.tv.
On a Wednesday afternoon, Tanji and her crew arrived at Costa Pacifica to set up for the day of filming. The camera guys hauled in large boxes of equipment and made it look like a breeze. Meanwhile, we were working up a sweat just watching them.
Our first setup would be filmed in the kitchen. Chef Chuy would be demonstrating how to make one of our fan favorite dishes, La Matona Tostada. Not only did we demonstrate it, but we provided the recipe so you can try to recreate it for yourself at home: https://www.goodtaste.tv/recipe/tostada-matona/ Somehow we were able to fit an entire kitchen crew, film crew, and spectators in our kitchen. Now, that’s something!
The next stop was out on the patio for some casual chit-chat over cocktails, of course! Tanji asked Moris Saide, owner of Costa Pacifica, questions about his childhood, family life, passions, and his journey into the restaurant business. There is so much history behind the entire concept of Costa Pacifica, but you have to watch the video to find out all about it.
Once all the talking was over, it was time to do some taste testing! At Costa Pacifica, we are known for fresh seafood, so we had to showcase four types of our homemade ceviche. Tanji tried each and every one, and she even made her own taco!
Once all the talking was done, the cameramen went their separate ways. One guy focused on getting all the food and drink shots – from the process behind the bar and in the kitchen, all the way to the finished product. The other guy tackled the dining area, getting b-roll footage and clips of guests talking about what they thought of Costa Pacifica.
Before you knew it, they crew was packing up after a long day. They were ready to go home, and we were ready to have a drink at the restaurant.
Click here to watch the episode, and let us know your thoughts! Tell us why you love Costa Pacifica and we might even feature you on our social media! Seafood isn’t just a summertime meal. Spend these colder days with coffee and shrimp soup from the best seafood restaurant in San Antonio, TX… Costa Pacifica!