Mercadito Has Mezcal on the Brain

Mercadito Has Mezcal on the Brain

Thursday, mezcal master Ron Cooper, of Del Maguey Mezcal, and mixologist Tad Carducci, Tippling Bros., will do it Oaxaca-style with Chef Patricio Sandoval, executive chef at Mercadito. The master mixologists will pair mezcal libations with Chef Sandoval's modern spin on Southern Mexican classics such as tostadas de cangrejo, tacos and  barbacoa.

You know generic mezcal; it's the one that has the worm in the bottle that one no one will try. Cooper and Carducci are taking things to another level by introducing premium mezcal to Miami diners.

Mezcal is tequila's red-headed sister. It originates predominantly from Oaxaca and is made from a variety of agave plants. That's different than the blue agave that's standard in tequila production. The result is a greater range of flavors, styles and quality. As they say in Oaxaca, "para todo mal, mezcal y para todo bien también." (mezcal is for all that is bad...and for all that is good too.)

A five-course dinner will be offered at $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Dinner starts promptly at 8 p.m. For reservations, call Mercadito directly (786) 369-0430. Mercadito is located in Midtown at 3252 Northeast First Ave.

First Course:

OSTION LA PENCA
kumamoto oyster, apple, minero mezcal, light beer mignonette, habanero

Alfie's apple
san luis del rio mezcal, crema de mezcal, apple sidral, elderflower, lemon, Chinese five spice
or
mezcal del maguey, san luis del rio 

Second Course:

TOSTADA DE CANGREJO
crispy tortilla, crabmeat salpicon, chipotle hollandaise, pickled chayote

los hermanos
santo domingo de albarradas mezcal, passion fruit, mint, agave  nectar, yucateca
or
mezcal del maguey, tobala

Third Course:

TACO DE HONGOS & TACO DE PESCADO
wild mushrooms, huitlacoche, crispy manchego, tilapia, mezcal-hibiscus mojo, avocado

little less misty
vida mezcal, hibiscus flower, ginger, lime, agave nectar, jarritos de toronja
or
mezcal del maguey, santo domingo albarradas

Fourth Course:

TAQUIZA DE BARBACOA
braised lamb, tomatillo salsa, salsa borracha

dizzy oaxacan
minero mezcal, averna, grapefruit, lemon, ginger beer, cayenne
or
mezcal del maguey, chichicapa

Dessert:

FLAN DE NARANJA
orange custard, mole caramel, toasted peanuts, mezcal foam

chocomole
crema de mezcal, tequila añejo, Mexican chocolate, peanut, mole spices
or
mezcal del maguey, pechuga


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