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_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.
Recently word filtered into Mezcalistas HQ about a slip of a mezcal bar in Guerneville, CA - mostly known as a sun dappled escape from the San Francisco Bay Area. You may have caught the Russian River scene recently in
There has been a mini-mezcal bubble in cocktails lately because bartenders have awoken to its potential and because it's a good introduction to the distillate. It's a great backbone or compliment to a cocktail because of its body and complexity
Friday night I ran a little mezcal tasting as part of a friend's 40th birthday party. The social environment brings out the more abrupt and unprompted reactions to mezcal which makes them all the more interesting. We were tasting: Wahaka Espadin
First of all, it’s great to be back in Oaxaca. There is the hot sun, warm evenings that lend themselves to long conversations into the middle of the night, over mezcal of course. The smell of fresh, hot tortillas, the