Fairfield’s Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill celebrated the Day of the Dead with a mezcal-pairing dinner on Nov. 2. The four-course tasting menu was paired with Del Maguey Mezcals, including Del Maguey San Luis del Rio Single Village Mezcal, Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas Single Village Mezcal and Del Maguey Vida de Muertos Mezcal. Presented by Steve Bayusik, Director of Operations, and Arturo Franco-Camacho, Culinary Director, the evening’s festivities also included an educational segment on the history of mezcal, the background of its distillation processes and a live mariachi band performance during dinner. Founded in 1995, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal introduced the world to previously unavailable artisanal mezcal. Vida de Muertos is a special 45% ABV edition of Vida inspired by the batches of mezcal that are distilled in autumn by the family of Paciano Cruz Nolasco and shared for the celebration of Día de los Muertos. The limited production of this expression honors the occasion for which it is named. Traditionally handcrafted from 100% mature agave Espadín, it can be sipped and savored or offer an elegant profile in a cocktail. Del Maguey mezcals are distributed in the state by Craft Connecticut.
Photos courtesy of Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill.