What’s better than a documentary about Mezcal accompanied by free-flowing Mezcal and Oaxacan antijitos (street food dishes, if you will)? Probably the setting – which will be the iconic La Guelaguetza in Koreatown.
Viva Mezcal, a film directed by Pedro Jiménez, addresses the current state of the Mezcal industry, complete with interviews from biologoists, agronomes, ‘maestros mezcaleros,” researchers, distributors, bartenders and experts. Following the film, tasty treats by Chef Rodolfo Castellanos will accompany a Mezcal tasting.
The Mezcals that will be represented? So far, Bricia Lopez has secured brands such as Tosba, Los Amantes, Wahaka, MonteLobos, Nina del Mezcal and Mina Real Mezcal. It’s a great opportunity to try brands you probably haven’t seen in the bars around Los Angeles.
I’m giving away a pair of tickets to this tasting on Thursday. To enter:
- Leave a comment below as to your favorite Mezcal, your favorite Mezcal cocktail or what you love about Mezcal in general and
- Tweet this post: “Giveaway by @estarLA: Pair of tix to “Viva Mezcal” screening, Mezcal tasting & Oaxacan Antijitos at @LaGuelaguetza http://estar.la/e/fi” OR post this blog post on your Facebook page and link to it in your comment.
You must do both (I’m checking!) or I’ll have to pick someone else. This giveaway will close tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 5 PM, when I’ll announce the winner on Twitter.
Good luck! And see you at Guelaguetza!