The GOODS from La Mezcaleria
Vancouver, BC | On February 1st, 2015, La Mezcaleria is launching twelve new dishes inspired by regions throughout Mexico. Antonio ‘Toño’ De Livier, a renowned Mexican chef, and Armando Brown, our resident Mexican chef, have put together dishes that feature traditional ingredients and authentic flavours while considering the dietary restrictions and requirements of celiacs, vegetarians, and vegans.
Some of the new dishes to look forward to include the Sayulita bowl. Inspired by a surfing town in Jalisco, this salad features fresh guacamole, quinoa, greens, and organic nopal (a cactus brought in from the region which is gaining a reputation as one of the new health trends around the world). Also included are the Tostadas de Pulpo con Nopales –octopus tostadas with nopal (inspired by the state of Sinaloa), and Venison Tartare (inspired by the Northern states of Mexico).
From mild to spicy, delicate to rich, savoury to sweet, the new dishes were created to offer something for everyone. The new menu continues to promote ‘Familia Style’ eating through offering many dishes that are intended to be shared as one would with family or friends at home. La Mezcaleria aims to make everyone feel happy, welcome and at home.
Owners: Marcelo Ramirez Romero
Part owner/manager: Ignacio Arrieta
Consultant chef: Tina Fineza
About La Mezcaleria
La Mezcaleria (mezcal bar) born in 2013 in the heart of east side Vancouver, as the first Mezcaleria in Canada offering the finest hand craft mezcales and cocktails coming out from different regions of Mexico.
We cook our food from traditional Mexican recipes made with local, organic and sustainable products when available; our menu offers botanas (snacks) and tacos that are meant to be shared with friends and family and chased with a sip of mezcal.
What Is Mezcal? Mezcal (also: Mescal or Meskal) is a spirit distilled from mash made out of the steamed hearts of various species of agaves. The word mezcal comes from the Aztec language, the Nahuatl, and means “cooked agave”: mezcalli from metl = agave, ixcalli = cooked. Historically, mezcal is the general term of agave spirits made in Mexico.