On Tuesday, August 22nd, Comal will welcome Lucia Gonzales of Del Maguey Mezcals for a special dinner showcasing five of Del Maguey’s offerings paired with a menu of Oaxaca-inspired dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. Dinner guests will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with Lucia and learn first-hand about her extensive experience in the world of agave spirits.
Lucia developed a passion for spirits while working as a bartender at several Bay Area bars including Luka’s, Flora, the Hotsy Totsy Club, Starline Social Club, and Prizefighter. Always eager to expand her knowledge of spirit production, Lucia developed a slight obsession for agave spirits during her nearly five-year tenure at Prizefighter. This passion for mezcal led her to join Del Maguey as the West Coast “juez” (ambassador) in 2015, where she now oversees the juez team nationally.
Del Maguey was established in the 1990’s by Ron Cooper, who is credited with singlehandedly developing the market for single village mezcal in the United States. Since founding the company, Ron has developed relationships with legendary “palenqueros” across the Mexican state of Oaxaca. At present, Del Maguey offers over twenty distinct mezcals made from a diverse variety of cultivated and wild-harvested agaves – all crafted with traditional, centuries-old techniques in small villages across Oaxaca.
This is the latest in Comal’s “Abajo Dinner Series”, an ongoing series of producer dinners (previous dinners have featured Don Amado Mezcal, Mezcal Vago, wine companies like Bedrock, Arnot-Roberts, Unti, and Wind Gap and beer companies like Fieldwork, Henhouse and Social among others) held in Comal’s private dining room, Abajo. All previous events have sold out in advance.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday August 22nd at 6:30pm
PRICE: Tickets are $75 (inclusive of food, mezcals and service charge)
RESERVATIONS: Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1531305
Santo Domingo Albarradas
Papalote de Puebla
Guacamole, chips and three salsas
Sweet corn-poblano chile soup epazote oil
Beef barbacoa tacos charred Early Girl tomato salsa
Flan Tradicional fresh blackberries