The world’s largest tequila tasting happened in 2010, when 341 people drank Tequila Corralejo in Pénjamo, Mexico. However, they’re about to be disappointed and maybe even a little galled, because the record for the world’s largest tequila tasting is coming to Canada. In a few short weeks, one thousand people are going to gather for a taste of Tromba’s blanco, reposado, and añejo.
The phrase “tequila tasting”, however, barely describes what’s in store. A $39 ticket gets you a flight of Tromba and two tacos from celebrated popup turned brick and mortar restaurant Fonda Lola, the event’s other sponsor. Also invited are Rock Lobster, Valdez, Playa Cabana, Gourmet Bitches, and more, to serve up additional food and cocktails at $5 a pop. Rounding out the party will be piñatas, Nicaraguan cigars, a roving mariachi band, and more. “It’s going to be a real fiesta of all things Mexican,” says Tromba co-founder Eric Brass. “There’s going to be some giveaways and a few surprises too,” according to Fonda Lola head honcho Andrés Márquez. “We wanted to make this event local; every restaurant and whatnot we’ve invited is run by the people who actually own them.”
The event—or fiesta, as it were—is on Thursday, September 19, at 99 Sudbury at 6:30, and tickets can be purchased here. Don’t arrive fashionably late, though, as the tasting happens at 7:30 sharp, to be followed by a night of celebrating. Also, we’re assured that the Mariachi band will not only be playing, but drinking with us too. Salud!