Swan’s Market usually closes at 6 p.m. but Cosecha Cafe is having a Mezcal dinner Aug. 20 beginning 7:30 p.m. Here’s the basics from the press release: The tasting dinner includes three mezcal varities from Oaxacan artisan producer Pierde Almas and a discussion about the history and techniques of production in the region. Chef Dominica Salomon will offer a tasting menu that compliments the vegetal, floral notes of the mezcal.
- Tamales de Guajalote con Mole Negro (turkey and black mole tamales wrapped in banana leaves)
- Mixed heirloom tomato and avocado salad with a green coriander vinaigrette
- Summer squash with herbs and garlic
- Side of frijoles and arroz
- Flan de canela
Pierde Almas produces small-batch mezcal from agave distilled in clay pots. They produce four varieties derived from species of the lily family: Espadín, Do-ba-daán, 100% wild Tobalá and 100% wild Tobaziche. Details Magazine rates Pierde Almas as one of the five best mezcals, “favored by Mexico’s top restaurateurs.” There are few tickets left at $45 per person (not including beer/wine and gratuity). email@example.com