Celebrating Agave at Marfa’s Annual Festival

Each year, the Agave Festival Marfa takes over the small town of Marfa, Texas, for five days of celebrating the agave plant and its influence on culture through food, film, music, and science. At this year’s affair, which kicked off June 6, Tequila Casa Dragones was proud to host three events alongside the Judd Foundation.

The first event was a tour of The Block, late artist Donald Judd’s Marfa residence-turned-museum. This self-guided tour included a look at the permanent installations of Judd’s work dating from 1962 to 1979, and his 13,000+ volume library. Casa Dragones on the rocks was served to guests poolside.

Tequila Casa Dragones cofounder and CEO Bertha González Nieves joined Rainer Judd of the Judd Foundation at Crowley Theater for a conversation on the importance of sustainability and eco-friendly practices. González Nieves explained how agave education and training can empower and advance the future of the tequila industry and Mexican economy as a whole.

To close the weekend, chefs Gerardo Vazquez Lugo of Nicos in Mexico City (#29 of The 50 Best Latin American Restaurants, 2017), and Stephan Pyles, one of the founding fathers of American Southwestern cuisine and a James Beard award winner, each prepared two courses of a four-course dinner at Hotel Saint George. The evening began with remarks by González Nieves and was followed by a four-course meal that paired perfectly with Casa Dragones Joven.

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