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Mezcal Tasting With Tacos And Chocolate Pairings!

Hosted by the Consul of the Guadalajara Wine Tasting Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 26 Feb 19:30 - 22:00

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Join us for a very special Mezcal tasting presented by Protected content in partnership with Mezonte Mezcales. Mezonte works with master artisanal Mezcal producers all over Mexico to produce high-quality mezcales using traditional (as opposed to industrial) techniques and processes. During the event, we will learn about the Mezcal production process, and taste three mezcales from three different Mexican states (Jalisco, Michoacán, and Oaxaca). Each mezcal will be paired with a taco tasting (featuring guisados de carne highlighting the culinary culture of each of the three states). As well, each mezcal will be paired with a gourmet chocolate created specially by master pastry chef Irving Leija to highlight the unique flavour profiles of the three mezcales.

The tasting will be on February 26th, and will cost $500 pesos per person (cash only), and we will taste:

1. Mezcal del maestro mezcalero Santos Juárez (Tolimán, Jalisco, Protected content
Agaves: Alineño, Cimarrón, and Ixtero amarillo
Cooked in: Horno bajo tierra
Crushed with: Hachas
Fermented with: Peñas de piedras negras con agua de manantial
Distilled in: Alambique de condensación interna tipo filipino con cazo de cobre y montera de parota ahuecada
Alcohol content adjustment with: Puntas y colas
46.5% alc/vol
Paired with: Taco de barbacoa

2. Mezcal del maestro mezcalero Emilio Vieyra (Pino Bonito, Michoacán, Protected content
Agaves: Chino
Cooked in: Horno bajo tierra
Crushed with: Hachas en pilas de madera
Fermented with: Piletas de encino
Distilled in: Alambique de condensación interna tipo filipino con cazo de cobre y montera de madera
50% alc/vol
Paired with: Taco de carnitas

3. Mezcal del maestro mezcalero Teodoro Garcia (Miahuatlan, Oaxaca, Protected content
Agaves: Bicuixe and Espadin
Cooked in: Horno bajo tierra
Crushed with: Molino de piedra
Fermented with: Tinas de sabino
Distilled in: Alambique de cobra
47% alc/vol
Paired with: Taco de mole

As well, participants will have the opportunity to view and learn about the current art exhibition at Protected content The exhibition Mexican Women: Strength and Fragility features 39 works by 18 female artists from diverse regions of Mexico. Through painting, drawing, illustration, and photography, these artists offer their unique perspectives on what it means to be female in modern Mexico. In these works, we see a juxtaposition of themes of empowerment, strength, passion, spirituality, and sensuality alongside issues of vulnerability, loneliness, conflict, and ongoing struggles against maltreatment. Unifying these multiple perspectives is a powerful creative spirit that exists in the hearts of all our nations’ women. Artworks are available for purchase, and anyone who purchases an artwork during the event will have $250 deducted from the cost of the artwork.