We’re having a (dinner) party!
On Saturday, December 9th, Jordan Holley (chef/owner) of Riviera restaurant will be serving a multi-course Mexican influenced dinner (think delicious mole variations)!
And Stephen Flood (aka @countbassie) will be pouring and talking about some delicious things from his private mezcal collection (and what could be better than mezcal & mole?)
Available for tasting that night will be 15 high end bottlings of pechuga mezcals. Pechuga is the Spanish word for breast, and this family of mezcals are always made by hanging the breast (or leg) of an animal in a basket with seasonal fruits and vegetables during the third distillation. The mezcals on offer at the dinner party will run the gamut from the classic chicken or turkey breast, to ones distilled with lamb, deer, rooster, iguana and quail.
Also available will be 10 bottlings of the super lovely Tobala agave. Tobala is one of the smallest agaves and it often grows in the shade of large trees, much like truffles. As it takes a lot of Tobala to make a batch, alongside the length of time the agave takes to mature, Tobala mezcals are quite rare. But their delicate, fragrant nature make them more than worth the search.
Tickets are $200 per person, and space is quite limited. Hope to see you there, it promises to be delicious and fun. :)