Sure, the Thanksgiving break intervened but we wanted to take a quick minute to talk about the second annual Mezcal Week. It was great all around with tastings, art openings, special menus, you name it. And it was truly global with events on three continents spanning mezcal flights, special cocktails, special menus, and art openings. The culture of the bar and Mexico combined for one week for extraordinary results. We certainly had a great time and heard nothing but fantastic things from participants around the world. A few highlights:
- Bournemouth’s Ojo Rojo had a variety of tastings that really showed us all how to do things.
- Barcelona’s Enmezcalarte went all in across Catalonia’s capital.
- Melbourne has always been a big Mezcal Week participant and this year was no different with Mamasita hosting a Bruxo tasting and organizing the Alipús Mezcal Trail.
- Russia was a first time participant represented by St. Petersburg’s El Copitas which went the extra mile and even made a video:
Mexico was no slouch either with incredible contributions from a variety of top level bars in Mexico City like the famous Limantour, Baltra, and Can Can just to name three. Oaxaca City also was well represented by Tobaziche and Sabina Sabe. And, say you want to hit the beach? We had that covered as well with Xaman’s in Tulum and Mezcaliza in Cabo.
And then there’s the United States where bars and restaurants did some amazing work. Take a look at the full list to really appreciate the creativity but if you want the Cliff Notes then just glance at Portland’s Xico, the Dove’s Pop Up at Ghost Donkey in NYC, and the great art opening here at the Jack Fischer Gallery in SF.
Mark your calendars, we’ll be back November 4-11, 2018 for the next Mezcal Week!
Here’s a quick snapshot in pictures: