Preview: Taste of Mezcal and the Taste of Oaxaca at MOFAD May 4 at 6:30PM

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Date(s) - 05/04/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Cover Image: Courtesy of Casa Mezcal Instagram

Chapulines-molidos, grinded grasshoppers. Courtesy of Merci Mercado

Damage? $60 includes admission and tasting reception. Ticket holders also get $1 off all drinks at Pete’s Candy Store around the corner.

Why you should go. It’s Cinco de Mayo as you’ve never seen it. Join the Museum of Food and Drink and the Mexican Cultural Institute for a special talk and tasting of traditional Oaxacan cuisine, celebrating two of its staples mezcal and insects. A step in the unknown for the faint-hearted, the two ingredients are deeply rooted in Southern Mexican cuisine. The talk will follow with mezcal drinks  with insect-forward antojitos by Casa Mezcal.

Recent events at MOFAD include Spice Master Lior Lev Sercarz © Kaori Mahajan for WhereNYC

What is MOFAD?

From a painstaking journey spanning nearly a decade, the creation of MOFAD took a great deal of ambition and courage. Carved out from an old garage, this museum lab devotes itself entirely to exploring food, drink and culture. It is truly one of the best things that could have happened to this city.

MOFAD has hosted several inspiring after-hours events including: Chef Pierre Thiam on Senegalese CuisineFood writer Sarah LohmanMichael Twitty’s African Roots in Southern CuisineSpice Master Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte NYC, and an Éric Ripert and Alex Guarnaschelli.

Spirikal says:

  • RSVP ASAP before tickets sell out.
  • Attire? Casual works.
  • Bring your I.D. 21+
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Business cards are always a plus.
  • Fancy a nightcap or bite to eat nearby? 
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  3. No Name Bar 597 Manhattan Ave. New York, NY 11222 Chinese trendy, hipster popular.
  4. Pete’s Candystore 709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, No longer an old-school candystore, but a creative bar with live music.
  5. Spritzenhaus, 33 Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint, great selection of beer, family friendly, good dogs and fries. I love this place.
  6. Tørst 615 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Craft beers – yes this is Greenpoint!