Mezcal, Mexico’s much-loved agave
drink, will be celebrated this September for Mezcal Week, taking place 8–15
September at Mamasita – the only Australian participating venue in
the global initiative.
Mezcal lovers can indulge in a
special Mezcal Week Banquet menu
with dishes featuring a variety of mezcals all week ($79pp). The six-course
menu includes the likes of macadamia
and cashew nut chorizo tostadita with cashew tequila crema and
pico de gallo; ceviche of lime and
mezcal-spiked market fish with coconut, tomatillo, mint and habanero; and flan with reposado tequila
caramel and almond praline, as well as more mouth-watering courses.
Mamasita has put together an option of matched mezcals
($55pp) to accompany the banquet, including Bruxo No. 1, Legendario Domingo, Leyenda
Puebla, Nuestra Soledad, Matatlan, Delirio Reposado and Del Maguey Crema de
During Mezcal Week, guests can also enjoy a delicious Mezcal
Cocktail Flight ($55pp), including the smoky margarita; cucumber jalapeño
margarita; lemon chipotle margarita; Oaxaca old-fashioned; finishing with an horchata,
PX and crema de mezcal digestivo for those who want to learn more about
Mexico’s heralded drink and experience a tasting like no other.
The week will culminate with a free Mexican Independence Day
mezcal tasting held by Luis Herrera, one of Australia’s most knowledgeable
mezcal minds – from 3pm – bookings are essential. The lunch menu will
feature a chile en nogada special – a traditional Independence Day dish.
Chile en nogada – a traditional Independence Day dish
Mamasita’s Matt Lane says: “Mezcal truly is a handcrafted
artisan beverage which has withstood the domination of global enterprise. Being
a foundation of our hospitality ethos makes Mezcal Week such an important
celebration to support.”
Mezcal Week is a global initiative from the Mezcal
Collaborative, a member association dedicated to responsibly building an
education platform and driving campaigns around mezcal.
Mezcal Week at
Sunday, 8 September–Sunday, 15 September
Mezcal Week Banquet $79pp; Matched Mezcal $55pp
Mezcal Cocktail Flight: $55pp
1/11 Collins Street, Melbourne