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Ghostboy Cantina's pork tacos

Ghostboy Cantina's pork tacos

Toby Wilson to bring back guest-chef nights at Ghostboy Cantina's new headquarters in Tio's. 

When Ghostboy Cantina's lease at Sydney's Dixon House food court came up at the end of June, owner Toby Wilson set up a taco stand in tequila-slingin' Tio's Cervecería in Surry Hills.

See Toby Wilson's recipe for Ghostboy's pork tacos with salsa roja and nashi here.

Now that he's settled into the bar, the next phase of Ghostboy Cantina is Guestboy, a Monday night series that sees a different guest chef devise their own taco menu. It's the same concept that Wilson started in Chinatown with "Temp Taquero", with a mixture of established talent and up-and-comers taking a spot at the taco station.

"I like working with my mates," says Wilson. "They'll have total freedom to change the menu and serve whatever they like, however they like it - and we're getting the bar involved, too."

Guestboy menus will include three or four tacos and a few sides, while head bartender Jeremy Blackmore will devise a drink in collaboration with the chefs.

Kicking off the series is Troy Cotton, of The Tuckshop in Glenhaven, on 24 October, and Garçon's Brian Villahermosa, on 30 October. Acme's Mitch Orr will dish up a Mexican meets Asian-Italian menu on 28 November. Bar Ume chef Kerby Craig will also pop-up down the track, with a menu that'll see items such as sashimi scallop tostadas, tacos with a Japanese twist, and, from the bar, a Tequila Highball with yuzu, says Wilson.

"There's a lot of collaborative dinners in fine dining, but not so much on a street-food level," says Wilson. "The dinners give both me and the chefs a creative outlet to do something out of the norm in a casual environment - plus, they're a lot of fun."

Ghostboy Cantina's Guestboy evenings, select Mondays from 17 October, Tio's Cervecería, 4-14 Foster St, Surry Hills, NSW, facebook.com/ghostboycantina

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