We have lost so much in 2020 that turning our heads to a Dia de los Muertos celebration feels simultaneously perfect and impossible. We are just at the beginning of our grief and trying to even wrap our heads around
Since Silencio’s Cora Tang told me that their mini bottles were selling like hot cakes others in the industry seem to be headed the same direction. The sudden move to off premise sales means that everyone is scrambling to present
By Tess Rose Lampert, mezcal educator and frequent Mezcalistas collaborator. Exhibitors at BCB 2019 From an agave centric point of view, 2019 Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB) was a little light, but what it lacked in substance it certainly made up for
We're just three weeks away from Mexico in a Bottle Chicago and we've put together a whole bunch of great programming, both in and out of the event. Chicago Rum Fest is Saturday, April 27th at Logan Square Auditorium and we are
What an amazing day we had at House of Yes in Bushwick, Brooklyn celebrating Mexican Independence Day! The sun came out and the spirit of Mexico permeated every nook and cranny. It was a sold out event (thank you!) and we couldn't have asked for a better crowd to celebrate all things Mexican in a Bottle.
[caption id="attachment_8022" align="alignnone" width="720"] [media-credit id=4 align="alignnone" width="720"][/media-credit] At the Mal de Amor palenque in Matatlan – words by Lila Downs.[/caption] Following on Del Maguey's 2017 sustainability tour, Ilegal Mezcal builds on that groundwork with a tour that directly addresses a lot of concerns people have about how brands are ramping up production to meet demand. This is a great move for transparency into their process.
[caption id="attachment_5616" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mexican craft beers abound[/caption]
In sum, three things that are definitely on top of trend watch in Oaxaca and a fourth that is still trending-craft beer, pulque, cocktails, and bed and breakfast/airbnb/palenque stays. I am taking <overpriced> tasting menus off the trend list because sadly, it seems this trend is no longer a trend but a thing here to stay. Or as I like to say, consistently the most inconsistent meal option in Oaxaca.
[caption id="attachment_5862" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C.[/caption] In the spirit of transparency, here's some background on how the whole idea of how Mexico in a Bottle - Washington, D.C. came about: DC is my hometown, but now, my immediate family lives with me on the West Coast. I miss DC, I miss my friends, and I really needed to come up with a reason to visit. Then there was a random meeting and conversation I had with Pati Jinich, the terrific Mexican chef, culinary anthropologist, and resident chef at the Mexican Cultural Institute in DC. She told me that the Mexican culinary scene in Washington was growing. A seed was planted and I told Max that DC needed to be on our shortlist of event cities for 2017.
It would be fair to say that despite the fact that we do an awful lot of events, we don’t consider ourselves event planners. This is why we are such believers in collaboration. We always try to work with the best of the best who bring their game to whatever event we have going. This is especially true of the upcoming La Lucha de La Cocina on August 13th at Pier 70 in San Francisco, a collaborative fundraiser for La Cocina, the non profit culinary incubator in San Francisco’s Mission District that helps <primarily immigrant> women start formal food businesses. In addition to the Lucha Libre and Taquiza (taco extravaganza) which we previously wrote about, there will also be three bars hosted by some of San Francisco’s most innovative bars and restaurants - ABV, Old Bus Tavern, and Novela.