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The Thoughtful Feast: Mezcal Meets Mole

  • Guelaguetza 3014 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90006 United States (map)

A Oaxacan Spirits Dinner 

Both the food and spirits of Oaxaca have become mainstream in America in the last decade, but there are still discoveries to be made. Celebrate Mexican independence and culture with us at Guelaguetza, LA's most famous Oaxacan restaurant and 2015 recipient of a James Beard Foundation American Classic Award. The evening features two cocktails and five courses of gourmet fare paired with three expressions of Mestizo Mezcal, Temptation Apple Liqueur, and the debut of a traditional Mayan spirit called Siglo Cero Pox.

Mestizo Mezcal Co-Founders Julio and Arturo Palencia will be present to share stories and mezcal lore and explain the distillled mix of sugar cane and corn called Pox (pronounced Posh). The name means “Medicine” in the Mayan Tzotzil language, and in parts of Chiapas this liquor is used in religious services and consumed in church. It has never been available in the US before, so this will mark its premiere. Join us to explore premium mezcals, inventive cocktails, and a drink you previously had to travel to Mexico to experience.

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Dinner is $50 for all National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB), Culinary Historians of Southern California, Women Who Whiskey, and USBG members, or $60 for non-members, and includes tax and gratuity. Space is strictly limited, and reservations are required. NatFAB membership is available to all at

If you have any issues with the ticketing software or would prefer to make your reservation on the phone, please call us at 504-267-7490 during the week or 504-569-0405 on weekends. Tickets may be refunded or exchanged up to 48 hours prior to the event. After 48 hours no refunds will be available.