It’s Mezcal Week from 8–15 September! Vámanos!
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 mezcal.
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 Mamasita
Sunday, 8 September–Sunday, 15 September
Mezcal Week Banquet $79pp; Matched Mezcal $55pp
Mezcal Cocktail Flight: $55pp