Casamigos Tequila Storytellers Dinner at Andaz Resort
Andaz Scottsdale is hosting its second Storytellers Dinner on March 22, as part of an ongoing culinary series. This dinner series brings together local partners for a special evening featuring a curated menu and lively conversation as the resort’s new signature restaurant, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. Seating is limited, so save your spot to experience Casamigos and Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen now!
Executive Chef Adam Sheff and the mixologists of Weft & Warp Art Bar will be joined by Tequila Expert Grace Jahn at the Storytellers Dinner. Sharing the same cultures and history of Casamigos, Chef’s four-course menu draws inspiration from the deeply rooted spirit of the Sonoran Southwest. Watch out, though, as the mixologists may very well steal the show, as they’re given carte blanche creative access to Jahn’s Casamigos Tequila collection to create classic and contemporary cocktails throughout the evening.
Jahn’s job with Casamigos Tequila is one filled with fun, and lots of educational and historical information about the company and its spirits. “I was working for the distributor, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits for four years,” says Jahn. “I’ve just sort of been immersed in the culture. Basically, my grandparents and my and father have been in the industry since 1968.” About a year ago, she became involved with Casamigos on the distributor side of things and as a Tequila Expert she’ll be a knowledgeable and fun component to the Storytellers Dinner.
“We focus on getting brand awareness out there,” explains John of Casamigos, the company that is famously owned by friends Rande Gerber and George Clooney. “We’re trying to get as many points of distribution and growth, get on cocktail lists, have displays in grocery stores, so we’re just building the brand. They’ve been their entity now for 15 months. They’re with Sidney Frank Importing Company, so now essentially they’re a start-up and we’re building the brand, and educating people about the tequila.”
Jahn says, “As a company, we have such a strong camaraderie with every market. It’s very much a family and I think that’s why I love it so much. It’s an encouraging environment to say the least. It’s amazing.” Tequila Expert Jahn is passionate about the vibrant company that is owned by friends Rande Gerber and George Clooney. “What sets our company apart is what they’ve done. What I love is that this tequila wasn’t supposed to go to the public – it was for private consumption for them and their families, not only to drink well, but to be around their loved ones.” She particularly loved that the company was born out of enjoying the company of family and friends, and having a good time. It is that story that most often interests Casamigos buyers and potential buyers.
The Storytellers Dinner will include a full tasting of the blanco, reposado and anejo varieties of Casamigos Tequila. “We talk about the Casamigos story. We talk about how the tequila is made, where it is from, and the ends and outs of how it was brought to life.” Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen will have a four courses prepared for guests, each course paired with a Casamigos tequila drink.
Tickets to the March 22 Storytellers Dinner at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa are available for purchase for $85 (which includes tax and gratuity, a welcome cocktail reception and four-course dinner, exclusive of tax and gratuity). Guests can reserve their seat by calling (480) 214-4622.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. WHERE: Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa (6114 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253) WHAT: Storytellers Dinner Volume II with Casamigos Tequila
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