El Catrin Destileria: Get ready to transport your taste buds!

August 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Event Venues, Toronto

Located in the famous Distillery District, El Catrin is waiting for you. This restaurant specializes in Mexican food and is an unforgettable culinary experience.


Peckish or hungry? Let yourself be carried away by a number of dishes created by one of Mexico City’s top chefs. Best part yet is that you can choose from a large selection of items starting from $4 and up.


If you’re looking to enjoy some Tequila and Mezcal, you can choose from over 118 bottles, giving El Catrin the largest collection of Tequila and Mezcal in Toronto. El Catrin also carries other bottles like Clase Azul Anejo, Don Julio Real, Jose Cuervo 250th Anniversary and more.

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As for the decor, it is breathtaking! Inside, you can admire an amazing mural while waiting for your delicious meal. Outside, the venue has one of the largest patios in Toronto where you can gather around a large cauldron, which is used to warm you up throughout the year.


El Catrin has more than 5 independent areas including 2 semi-private dining room and one semi-private room, El Bodega. So, El Catrin is a great venue for all kind of events.

Address: 55 Mill Street, Toronto

Phone: 416.203.2121

Email: info@thedistillery.ca

Website: http://www.elcatrin.ca/

By: Raphaëlla Tareau

Tequila & More Show

March 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Past Events


2nd Tequila and More Spirits and Cocktails Show is coming back to Toronto to spice up your summer! Canada’s largest Tequila Tasting will offer you Mexico’s top Tequilas, Mescales, Mexican beer and authentic Latin food. Try Mescal and Tequila direct from Mexico and first time in Ontario!

Join us for the night of entertainment and enjoy Mixology demonstrations, Mescal blind tasting, Flair competition, Cigar rolling demonstrations, Moustache and sombrero photo shoot, Tequila tutored tastings and Live Music!

2011 Show Highlight:

Mixology Matters – Agave Spirits make ridiculously good cocktails!

Canada’s premier Mixologists Rob Montgomery and Gavin MacMillan from BartenderOne will bring you an interactive and fun look at the world of agave cocktails – Mix, Shake and Stir the tastiest cocktails, with fresh ingredients.

Toronto Flair League Finals!

Be front row and don’t miss Toronto’s best in bottle flippin, tin spinnin, drink makin, and entertainment… Toronto Flair League will be proud to present the city’s top flair bartenders and mixologists. Come join us as they put on a show to heighten all of your senses. Let your eyes be mesmerized, your cheers be heard, clap your hands, and come smell and taste the best cocktails using Tequila that Toronto has to offer.

Tequila 101 with Ian Chadwick

A fun, tutored tasting that will teach you the basics of tequila: where it comes from, how it’s made, and a bit of the history about North America’s oldest distilled spirit. And, of course, you’ll get to sample three great tequila along the way!

Mastering Mescal with Gavin MacMillan – Discover why Mescal earned the name “Elixir of the Gods,”

If you still think that mescal is a hallucinogenic spirit with a worm, join us and open your eyes to this complex and amazing spirit category.

This blind tasting workshop will show you why Mescales deserve a category apart from Tequilas. Discover the myths and truths to the curious worm in the bottle, and why it was added in the first place.

Join the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration in Toronto – Taste, sip and savour Mexico’s top Tequilas, Mescales, Beer! Enjoy Latin food and live music in a company of good friends!

Holiday Rock

November 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized


Tequila is more than just a drink – it is an experience, a lifestyle, and a culture. Whether you are young or old, an experienced tequila connoisseur, or have never tried tequila in your life, there is something for everyone at Canada’s first and largest Tequila Tasting event.

The Tequila and More Tasting and Sampling Show, will offer Mexico’s top tequilas, Mezcal, Mexican beer, and authentic food at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, December 3, 2010 from 4-10pm.

Tequila lovers, newbie’s, and even those who live in abject fear of the drink, will have the perfect opportunity to discover that not all tequilas are created the same! Like wine and single-malt scotch, tequila tastes different depending on who makes it, the process used, and the growing environment of the Blue Agave (tequila’s defining ingredient).

Sip the finest Tequila and Mezcal!

The Tequila & More Show will finally give you the opportunity to taste some of the best tequila available without having to spend a fortune and gamble on the chance that you’ll like the taste. Serving premium bottles from all of the five types of tequila (blanco or plata, joven abocado or oro, resposado, anjeo, and extra anejo), some of the premium brands visitors can expect to sample include: La Pinta, Clase Azul Plata and Ultra, Herradura Resposado Tequila, Frida Kahlo Tequila, Sierra Reposado, Anjeo, Aha Toro, El Mayor, Los Arango and many more.

Tequila 101 Tutored Tasting

Ian Chadwick, host of the website In Search of the Blue Agave, will be leading a Tequila 101 Tutored Tasting. Whether you want to know how tequila is made, if you have to eat the worm, or how you can taste the differences in tequila, Ian will answer all of your questions and ensure you’re aware of all there is to know about tequila! Be sure to buy tickets for this session, (starts at 7:00pm) as there are limited spaces and they will go fast!

Music, Food and Margaritas!

If you are looking for the full Mexican experience, the tasting doesn’t end with tequila! You will enjoy Live Latin jazz music by the Reposadists, authentic Mexican food, and some of the best creative cocktails and margaritas from the Reposado bar Mixologists.

Win a trip to Mexico!

Buy your tickets online for a chance to WIN a 7-night all-inclusive trip for two to the Ocean Coral by H10 in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, courtesy of Sunquest!

When and Where:

The Tequila and More Tasting and Sampling Show is located at the Metro Toronto  Convention Centre, North Building, Constitution Hall on December 3, 2010 and runs from 4-10pm. Tickets include: admission to the show, a tasting glass, 10 tasting tickets and an entertainment program.

Visit www.TequilaAndMore.ca and use promo code “MEX10” for $5 OFF online tickets.

Admission Tickets:

At the door: $50
Online: $45
Online with Promo Code: $40

Tequila Tutored Tasting: $15 online; $20 at the doore
Groups of 10 or more: $35 (use promo code: GROUP)
Designated Driver: $30 (does not include sampling tickets)

Must be 19+ to attend, no infants or children are permitted.

Enjoy the show and DRINK RESPONSIBLY!