Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Oyamel's Tequila & Mezcal Festival Returns March 21st

From our friends at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana...

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana Celebrates Ninth Annual Tequila & Mezcal Festival

Chef José Andrés & Team Celebrate with Dish & Drink Specials, Exclusive Tastings and Tequila & Mezcal Pairing Dinners

Chef José Andrés and his culinary team at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana (401 7th Street NW, Washington, DC) will celebrate the return of Oyamel’s Tequila & Mezcal Festival on March 21- April 3. Led by Executive Chef Colin King and Bar Manager/certified Master Mezcalier Jasmine Breedlove, Oyamel will pay homage to the heritage of Mexico's unique spirits with a lively kick-off event, authentic dish and drink specials, complimentary tastings and ticketed dinners.

Kick-off Event: The festival will kick off with an all-inclusive party on Monday, March 21 from 6-9:00 PM, featuring live Latin music, festive fare, special cocktails and tequila and mezcal tastings from renowned brands including Wahaka Mezcal, Milagro Tequila, Maestro Dobel Tequila, T1 & Tears of Llorona Tequila, El Silencio Mezcal, and Suerte Tequila. Tickets are $49 and can be purchased online at nvite.co/teqmez.

Tequila & Mezcal Tastings: Throughout the festival, dedicated tequila & mezcal tastings will take place from 4-6:00 PM in Oyamel’s bar.
• March 22 - T1 & Tears of Llorona Tequila
• March 23 - Wahaka Mezcal
• March 28 - Vago Mezcal
• March 29 - 123 Organic Tequila

Tequila & Mezcal Tasting Dinners: Five course tequila & mezcal tasting dinners will take place throughout the festival featuring paired menus from Head Chef Colin King. Brand producers will be on hand to provide expert information. Dinners are $79 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity) and can be booked by emailing events@oyamel.com.
• March 22 - T1 & Tears of Llorona Tequila
• March 23 - Wahaka Mezcal
• March 28 - Vago Mezcal
• March 29 - 123 Organic Tequila

Drink & Dish Specials: Throughout the festival, Oyamel will feature special dishes from Head Chef Colin King, made with fresh masa ground in-house, along with tequila and mezcal cocktails from ThinkFoodGroup Cocktail Innovator Miguel Lancha and Level 5-certified Master Mezcalier Jasmine Breedlove. Cocktails range in price from $11 to $14.

For more information, visit www.oyamel.com and follow Oyamel on social media at www.facebook.com/oyameldc and on Instagram & Twitter at @OyamelDC

About Oyamel:
Under the direction of Chef José Andrés, Oyamel Cocina Mexicana is an award-winning restaurant located in the heart of the Penn Quarter neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Drawing on pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern traditions, the menu, executed by chef Colin King, reflects Mexico's rich culinary heritage combined with current urban fare of Mexico City.

About José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup:
Founded by chef José Andrés and his partner Rob Wilder, ThinkFoodGroup is the creative team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Puerto Rico and Mexico City, ranging in a variety of culinary experiences that span food trucks and world class tasting menus. These include award-winning minibar by José Andrés, Jaleo, The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills and South Beach and J by José Andrés at W Mexico City. For more information, visit www.thinkfoodgroup.com