Espolon Tequila Events at ZOCALO

Four Course “Day of the Dead” Tequila Dinner and Festive Tequila Tasting

“Day of the Dead” Tequila Dinner
Wednesday, October 12
6:30 p.m. cocktail reception, 7 p.m. dinner
$65 (plus tax and gratuity)

Espolon Tequila Tasting
Thursday, October 13
7-9 p.m.
$25 per person (all inclusive)

This October, Zocalo will host back-to-back tequila events with Espolon tequila in the spotlight. On Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m., the restaurant and tequila bar will welcome guests for a “Day of the Dead” themed tequila dinner, complete with a welcome cocktail, tequila pairings and infusions, and an open bar of Zocalo margaritas, beer, and wine. The four course menu, listed below, features ingredients that are indigenous to the region of Oaxaca. A representative from Espolon tequila will be leading this tasting event. Limited seating is available. Please call Zocalo 312-302-9977 to reserve your spot.

The following day, Thursday, October 13, Zocalo will host its monthly tequila tasting from 7-9 p.m. The all-inclusive fee of $25 includes two creative cocktails by resident tequila ambassador Victor Baheza, a tasting of Espolon tequilas, “Day of the Dead” themed appetizers and live music. A raffle will be held for a chance to win Zocalo gift cards and bottles of Espolon tequila complete with tequila locker service at either Zocalo or Taco Joint.

“Day of the Dead” Tequila Dinner Menu and Pairings
Wednesday, October 12

First Course: Ceviche de Camaro
Poached shrimp tossed in a morita-blood orange dressing with cilantro, shallots, diced avocado and blood orange segments paired with Espolon Tequila Blanco

Second Course: Crema de Calabaza
Crème of butternut squash with a hint of vanilla and a cotija cheese crostini paired with morita & citrus infused Espolon Tequila Blanco

Third Course: Moles de Oaxaca
Braised beef short ribs in rich, flavorful black mole andpan seared halibut with green mole prepared in the traditional style of Oaxaca; served with caramelized sweet potato purée, sautéed baby carrots and grilled asparagus paired with Espolon Tequila Reposado

Fourth Course: Tres Leches de Chocolate
Vanilla sponge cake soaked in a Oaxacan chocolate spiked three-milk sauce with cajeta whipped topping and mixed berry compote paired with roasted cacao & cinnamon infused Espolon Tequila Reposado

*dinner also includes open bar of Zocalo margaritas, beer and wine

Handcrafted with 100% pure blue agave, Espolon premium tequila celebrates real Mexico and its storied culture through classic 19th century artistry and the iconic rooster, a symbol of national pride. This super premium 100% pure Blue Agave tequila is crafted at the acclaimed San Nicolas distillery located in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, and is recognized as the “Best Factory in Mexico.”

ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar
358 W. Ontario
Chicago, IL 60610


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