Sunday, October 15, 2017
Born and raised in Mexico City, chef Iván Garcia creates cuisine that celebrates his heritage and highlights the diverse flavors and ingredients ubiquitous in Mexican cuisine. In his restaurants, he is known to put a creative twist on each Mexican dish, while staying true to tradition.
Named after the bohemian Guadalupe Inn neighborhood in Mexico City, the 80-seat restaurant evokes the warm and vibrant feel of a 40’s era supper club. Upon entering guests are greeted by a 16-seat bar with a copper inlay, lush floral wallpaper, and custom brass lighting fixtures. The restaurant, located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, features cactus green banquettes, a large, dark oak wood bar and floors and maple wood tables.
Mezcales de Leyenda currently offers five different mezcals, from five different regions using five different agave plants, all of which are certified USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified. Each producer has created a mezcal that is not only special in its quality but preserves the time-honored manner of production from harvest to distillation, maintaining the craftsmanship and integrity of mezcal. Each mezcal is unique because of its distinct agave and specific area of production. The one-of-a-kind bottle is a true eye-catcher for consumers. Using responsible manufacturing, recycled labels, and corks from certified trees.
Mezcales de Leyenda has created a line that showcases the quality, uniqueness, and authenticity that goes into mezcal, and helps explain why the world is taking notice of this “young” spirit.
Cantina Sessions is a blend of songs from the current solo projects of Giovanni Escalera and Nardiz Cooke and songs from Sweet Electra, the band they formed in 2002 that brought them to New York City. They’ll also be performing their own versions of the classic cantina songs we listen to and sing with our deepest hearts and dearest friends.
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TOO WHITE TO BE MEXICAN
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