Join Me For A Tequila Dinner With A Maestra

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You know all about the worms. And the crazy-ass hangovers. But that was the tequila of your college days. Shots are so passé. Now you’re all grown-up, mixing blancos (or, if you’re feeling flush, reposados) in your margaritas, and later, after dinner, sipping añejos from a snifter. Tequila production, marketing and consumption have come a long way, but there are still quite a few misconceptions. That’s where Ana María Romera Mena comes in.

Mena began her career developing a wine tasting map to educate the Spanish speaking population; later, she found tequila was so misunderstood and misrepresented, that she converted that map into a tequila tasting chart. The chart evolved into a presentation called “Tequila Sensorial Appreciation,” which has been presented to companies like Sauza, Casa Cuervo, Casa San Matías, Don Julio, 7 Leguas, Herradura, the Tequila Regulatory Council and the National Chamber of the Tequila Industry, among others. She’s been a Columnist for 100% Tequila Magazine and wrote the book The Aroma and Art of Tequila Tasting.

On Monday, November 16th, I’ll be hosting a tequila pairing dinner at Nacional 27, featuring both Chicago’s Wansas Tequila and Romera Mena, who will impart her expertise. If you’ve ever wondered where tequila comes from, how it’s made and how to enjoy it with food, this would be the dinner for you.

Tequila Pairing Dinner
Nov. 16th, 7 p.m.
Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron Ave.
$65 per person (not including tax/gratuity)
rsvp: cpoulsom@leye.com or 312-664-2727

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