Take a Oaxaca on the Wild Side Dinner with Carlos Moreno

March 15, 2018 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Agrius Restaurant
732 Yates Street
Victoria, BC V8W1L4

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Cost: $89

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Come join the team behind Agrius Restaurant & Carlos Moreno of Koch el Mezcal as they combine their talents and create an evening of stories, food and of course amazing mezcal.

Tickets are $89 including tip and tax

Who is Carlos Moreno?
At age 24, with just $200 in savings, Carlos Moreno and a friend started Koch Mezcal. The venture originally began as a project to help the needy in Oaxaca. As part of his focus on Oaxaca, Carlos turned to Mezcal by handcrafting the distilled alcoholic beverage. Mezcal is made from Agave and is a key part of Oaxaca’s indigenous cultural history. Nine years later, Koch el Mezcal sells in 16 countries across the North America and Europe. Koch’s 24 different varieties are a ...staple of locally sourced bars and restaurants that pride themselves on authentic cuisines and liquors. Their sales have doubled each year since they began selling in 2013.
 
Moreno founded “Koch el Mezcal” and included in the mission statement: “reducing the rural exodus and emigration phenomenon in Oaxaca.” About half of his workforce is made up of people who once risked their lives trekking across the border for better jobs. Moreno says the concept of going to the U.S. to achieve the American dream is being replaced. “They want to stay here and do something for their family,” he says. “It’s the Mexican dream.”