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August 20, 2011

Top-Notch Tequila Tasting

An epicurean cocktail featuring Casa Dragones and Chef Anne Quatrano

<p>Geoff Greene, Bertha Gonzalez Nieves, Sacha Taylor</p>

Geoff Greene, Bertha Gonzalez Nieves, Sacha Taylor

Hosts Mark and Sacha Taylor and Barbarella and Rene Diaz invited tastemakers to sample the luxe, new sipping tequila Casa Dragones at an exclusive cocktail at Quinones Room

The VIPs

Co-hosts Sacha and Mark Taylor and Barbarella and René Diaz, Casa Dragones CEO Bertha González Nieves, Consul General Salvador De Lara, Atlanta’s Mexican Consulate General and Chef Anne Quatrano.

The Venue

The Quinones private dining room at Bacchanalia in Westside

The Scene Makers

Among the hip sippers: Sean Boyd, Tess Seydel, Natalie Allen, Ed Stephenson, Carolyn Carr and Michael Gibson, Mary Reynolds, Nina Cheney, Monica Dioda, Fay Gold, Carolyn O’Neill, and The High Museum’s Carol Thompson

The Highlights

Approximately 60 guests were introduced to the limited-edition, sipping tequila Casa Dragones via this private tasting party. The super refined and smooth libation (with hints of vanilla, floral, spice and pear) was served straight-up in champagne glasses and accompanied by elegant food pairings such as foie gras torchon with honey gelée  prepared by chef Quatrano. Gonzalez Nieves and former MTV co-founder Bob Pittman introduced the small-batch, luxury libation to the U.S. in 2009. With its powerful blend of blanco and anejo, it would be a sin to dilute this refined sip with any mixers. We hear Chef Eric Ripert and Oprah are already fans of this top-notch tequila.

Atlantans can purchase Casa Dragones for approximately $275 at any local Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits store and it is also served by the glass at Holeman & Finch. We love Casa Dragones' Tiffany-blue presentation box!

Greg Baxendale,Sean Boyd Greg Baxendale,Sean Boyd

 

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