Madre Mezcal event at Calabra Rooftop

Santa Monica | July 03, 2024

Proper Presents: TASTES with Madre Mezcal

Introducing TASTES for Proper Presents:

At the start of summer, we welcomed guests & Proper friends to Calabra for a night with Madre Mezcal, all dedicated to the art of agave—and continuing the TASTES theme in our new Proper Presents series, a lineup of meaningfully immersive events curated for our guests and local communities. TASTES gatherings spotlight inspiring voices in the worlds of food and beverage, spanning from emerging chefs to renowned sommeliers and everything in between. 

Guided by Madre’s co-founder Davide Berruto and brand ambassador Andrew Rozas, the evening kicked off with a trio of tastes across Madre’s mezcal categories, including Espadin (clear, robust, subtly smoky with a touch of sweetness), Ensamble (a uniquely complex blend of smoky, sweet, and spicy), and Ancestral (a traditional, earthy, and deep profile honoring the heritage of mezcal).

With each tasting, Davide and Andrew shared more about the holistic process of mezcal production and its history—educating around the sustainability-focused practices that guide Madre’s ethos, and how it echoes across their circular agave cultivation & replanting process. They also shared learnings on the biodiversity and wide range of variety found in the agave plant, the diversity of which is a crucial part of maintaining healthy biodiversity and agricultural longevity across harvest regions. 

To conclude the evening, Calabra’s Chef Sonnie Gomez prepared a sampling of seasonal small bites to complement two more Madre-infused cocktails: a refreshing mezcal paloma and a twist on the classic negroni. 

Cheers to Madre for being part of this special night…and all who joined us for this spirited tasting experience. We invite you to follow along as we share the lineup for future installments of the Proper Presents series, with upcoming events focused around wellness, culinary innovation, design, and more.

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