Join us for a mezcal and chocolate tasting inspired by Frida Kahlo Oasis. Participants will learn about the history of Mezcal – a distilled spirit made from agave plants – and partake in a three-part tasting of Heavy Métl mezcal, paired with handcrafted chocolates. The class will conclude with a moonlight tour of Frida Kahlo Oasis. Sign up quick before this class sells out! Ages 21+. Contact [email protected] with questions.
Fee: $65 ($58.50 member). Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 19 at 7 p.m.
Instructors: Chef Katrina Flores, Culinary & Wellness Programs Specialist; William Scanlan, Chief Mezcalhead; Chef Manuel Arredondo, Certified Italian Master Chef and Chocolatier
About the Guest Speakers:
The founder of Heavy Métl Premium Imports, William Scanlan III, graduated from Southern Methodist University, where he majored in Spanish Colonization of Mexico and minored in Latin American Studies, both of which fueled his passion for Mexico and its culture. Scanlan began traveling throughout Mexico and fell in love with Mexican folk and contemporary art. On one art collecting trip to Mexico he ended up in Oaxaca, a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Madre, where he tried small batch mezcal outside the US for the first time. Launched in 2015, Heavy Métl Premium Imports is a mezcal imports company based in Austin, Texas, that focuses on bringing authentic, high-quality artisanal mezcales to the United States. Heavy Métl works with small batch mezcales, many of which are produced by the same families since the late 1800s, to ensure quality and authenticity.
Manuel Arredondo’s celebrated culinary career began in the early ‘80’s when he moved to Northern California from Guanajuato, Mexico. After twenty-five years as a chef in the corporate world, he moved to Colorno, Italy to study at the acclaimed La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana (ALMA). After graduating as a Certified Master Chef in Italian Cuisine, Manuel returned to Mexico to create a place uniquely his own; Manuel’s Creative Cuisine opened in the historic town of Chapala, Jalisco – lauded by dining guides, then opening dining experiences in Los Cabos and Dallas, Texas. He has been featured at various TV food shows including Chef Guy Fieri Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Creating master pieces and making his own chocolate brand are his prized accomplishments.