El Pinto Restaurant in AlbuquerqueFeatures Girl Scout Cookies in its Signature Levante Desert

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El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque brings notoriety to the Girl Scout cookie selling season with a specialty Girl Scout cookie Levante. Levante is El Pinto's signature desert built with multiple decadent layers of rich Italian mascarpone cheese, and for a limited time Girl Scout cookies.

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) February 06, 2014

El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque brings notoriety to the Girl Scout cookie selling season with a specialty Girl Scout cookie Levante. Levante is El Pinto's signature desert built with multiple decadent layers of rich Italian mascarpone cheese, and for a limited time Girl Scout cookies.

El Pinto's signature Levante is a New Mexican twist on taramisu, using iconic New Mexican biscochitos made at El Pinto, for the layers providing levitation to the whipped Italian mascarpone cheese. The homemade biscochitos are soaked with Patron XO Cafe, Kahlua, brandy, and coffee, before being layered with mascarpone cheese and topped with shaved chocolate. The Girl Scout Cookie Levante will use a selection of cookies and be constructed in an alcohol free version that maintains the rich decadence customers indulge in while enjoying Levante.

“We are proud to partner with the Girl Scouts in this unique project pairing El Pinto's signature Levante with the Girl Scout cookie program. It is a beautiful match.” explains John Thomas, one of the Salsa Twins and co-owner of El Pinto Restaurant. Twin brother Jim Thomas continues with a smile, “My brother and I indulge each cookie season and enjoy Girl Scout cookies. Now we can enjoy our favorite Girl Scout cookies at our favorite restaurant, El Pinto of course. When you are looking for a unique restaurant in Albuquerque, come to El Pinto and enjoy this delicious desert.”

A well known component of Girl Scouting is the Cookie Program, the largest girl-run business in the world. Once a year, Girl Scouts around the country venture into the entrepreneurial world to learn business and financial skills and earn money to fund their Girl Scouting goals. Through “learning by earning,” Girl Scouting aims to empower girls.

This year the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails are hosting a Girl Scout Cookie Challenge at the Sheraton Uptown on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. El Pinto Restaurant and Cantina will be revealing its Girl Scout Levante and have samples for tasting. Tickets to the event are available in advance at http://www.NMgirlscouts.org or at the door. The event is a celebration for the entire family enjoying cookie season and the lifelong learning of Girl Scouting.

El Pinto Restaurant and Salsa Co. continues to expand in its 51st year with an emphasis on serving nutritious, locally raised, and organic foods. El Pinto Restaurant has grown from a few tables in one room started by John and Jim Thomas' parents, to become the most famous restaurant in New Mexico with beautiful patios, natural wood burning fireplaces, and healthy New Mexican cuisine. El Pinto Salsa has recently expanded with the addition of the convenient single serving cup which reduces product waste and increases consumer satisfaction. The restaurant and salsa manufacturing facility are co-located on property in the North Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

About El Pinto Restaurant & Salsa Co:
Established 50-years ago, El Pinto is a quintessential icon for New Mexican cuisine. Conveniently located in the North Valley of Albuquerque just off I-25, the serene patios located under beautiful cottonwood trees provide an iconic experience. El Pinto is known nationally for its fire-roasted green chile and fresh flavorful salsa distributed across the nation in local grocery stores. The salsa and green chile factory is located on the same grounds as the restaurant. For an authentic taste of New Mexico, visit El Pinto for its fresh iconic food, traditional margaritas, and award winning chile. http://www.elpinto.com