Two among many great events to recommend as part of the Hola Festival May 15-22. First, we’re co-hosting a great event at La Guelaguetza May 16. In conjunction with the ever-wonderful Bricia Lopez we’ll be presenting Pedro Jiménez’s Viva Mezcal, a documentary that looks at all the people and politics that go into making mezcal. It’s a fantastic tapestry and we’re really excited to be part of it. But, as they say in the business, there’s more! After the screening Chef Rodolfo Castellanos from Oaxaca will present a dinner complimented by a mezcal tasting. For tickets go here.  Here’s a taste of the documentary:

 

Viva Mezcal ® (Fragmento) / Viva Mezcal ® (Fragment) from pedro jimenez gurria on Vimeo.

 

Just a few days later on Sunday, May 19th La Gran Parrillada takes over La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes. Aficionados of new Mexican cooking take note because it’s a superstar line up with luminaries like Javier Plascencia heading the bill. There’s not a slacker in the group including Aquiles Chavez, Pablo Salas, Rodolfo Castellanos and Jose Ramon Castillo. This being a showcase for the Mexican culinary moment, there will also be tequila, mezcal and some interesting Mexican wines. For tickets go here.