photo: Andrea Gentl

photo: Andrea Gentl


Join us for a conversation with chef Aurora Toledo and mezcalera Graciela Ángeles Carreño of Real Minero on the traditional and changing roles of women in food and mezcal in Oaxaca. Preceded by welcome cocktails, followed by four-course meal created in collaboration between Aurora Toledo and chef Adriana Urbina of DeMaria, paired with mezcal Real Minero.

In partnership with Pocoapoco and with the generous support of Interjet and the Mexico Tourism Board.



-Garnachas istmeñas: traditional appetizers from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec made from corn masa, topped with beef and pickled vegetables.

-Molotes de plátano: fried plantain filled with queso fresco. 

-Mole negro: one of the most iconic dishes of Oaxaca. Rich sauce prepared with three different types of smoked chiles, spices, nuts, plantain, and chocolate, among other ingredients. Served with fish.

-Camote y piña: chefs Aurora and Adriana will collaborate on a fresh sweet potato and pineapple dessert, ideal for the summer.

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About the Participants:

Pocoapoco is a multi-disciplinary, research-based residency program in Oaxaca, Mexico offering time for retreat, a platform for creative exploration and space for a collective intelligence. The residency hosts artists and non-artists in a wide variety of fields to support research, conversation and community surrounding creative work, process and purpose.

Graciela Ángeles Carreño is the mezcalera and general manager of Real Minero Mezcal, an internationally recognized brand from the small town of Santa Catarina Minas. As part of the fourth generation of mezcal producers, she is committed to her role as a modern women coexisting in an industry dominated by men, acting as an evangelist of mezcal and representing a new generation of mezcaleras.

Aurora Toledo is the chef and founder of the highly respected restaurant Zandunga in the center of Oaxaca. Growing up in the Isthmus region of Oaxaca, she is also a lifelong teacher and educator, as well as mother, grandmother and community leader. She is currently training as a traditional healer.


Where: DeMaria

19 Kenmare St, NY

When: June 28, 7 PM