The Milpa Collective is responsible for some of Sydney's best Mexican-inspired eateries (and some of our best margs too). In July, they announced they would be opening not one, but three new venues across the city. We're most excited about Santa Catarina, an all-in mezcal bar where you can go deep on the smokey sibling to tequila.
The Clarence Street bar will be paying homage to the Mexican city of Oaxaca, where the majority of the world’s mezcal is sourced. You can expect a showcase of rare and authentic varieties, showing off Milpa’s connection to Oaxacan producers, some of which still use ancestral techniques like distilling in clay pots. The 100-seat venue will also put a modern touch on traditional Mexican dishes like mole madre and tetelas using house-made maize.
Santa Catarina will open Tuesday 2 November.