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From Agave to Glass – Lecture + Mini Tour
May 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
From Agave To Glass — An Educational Lecture and Discussion With One of the Nation’s Leading Agave Experts
Join beverage director and author Jay Schroeder of Chicago’s mezcal-focused restaurant Quiote and its subterranean mezcaleria Todos Santos on a tour of Garfield Park Conservatory’s amazing collection of agaves, including a stunning set to bloom quiote growing straight up through the greenhouse’s 25+ foot glass rooftop. Using talking points from his newly released book, Understanding Mezcal, Schroeder explains this remarkable natural display and illustrates how these beautiful plants end up making some of the most complex and delicious spirits in the world at this one-night informative lecture and mini-tour of the conservatory’s Desert House.