Mi Casa es tu Casa at Santo Remedio Mezcal & Tequila Bar
I was only 4 years old when the devastating earthquake hit Mexico City on 19th September 1985 in which over 5,000 people died. I will never forget the fear and panic that resonated throughout the city on that day. My father running all the way from work several miles through the rubble and devastation not knowing if he would find the apartment block where we lived still standing. And where my mother, younger sister and I were all in at the time. This marked the world I grew up in. How you have to prepare at home or at school when an earthquake is happening. Something that is unimaginable living in England.
Being so far from my city this past 19th September 2017 when another major earthquake hit Mexico City, watching the devastation, the feelings of worry for friends and family it was impossible to not do something to help. So when our friends from How to Help got in touch we decided to join forces, together with them and Mezcal Amores to host a Mezcal Tasting with Mexican Antojitos to raise money for those rebuilding their lives after the Earthquake.
We will be hosting two fundraising events in our recently opened upstairs Tequila & Mezcal Bar, on the 25th & 26th October at 7.30pm. The evening will start with a Mezcal Cocktail, courtesy of Mezcal Amores and a selection of traditional Mexican canapés and snacks – known as Antojitos Mexicanos, including Octopus Tostaditas, Baby Potato Flautas, Quesadillas and Elotes.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite link here
The funds raised will go to the Amauni Foundation in Mexico, a charity focused on rebuilding sustainable housing in Mexico, which is building housing for those who lost their homes in the earthquakes.
If you can’t attend our fundraising evenings but you wish to contribute, you can donate any amount in our Eventbrite ticket section. All donors will be periodically informed about the use of resources and progress of the reconstruction projects run by How To Help México.
Your ticket also gives you access to a raffle for some fantastic gifts, including a dinner for 2 at Santo Remedio – so you can enjoy a full meal on us - and a bottle of Mezcal Amores – which will be kept in Santo Remedio’s Agave Locker with your name on it so you can stop by for a drink from your very own bottle with your friends.
Please help spread the word among your friends about our fundraising events, to help support Mexico’s earthquake victims, we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible at Santo Remedio.
*Santo Remedio is supporting this charity event and facilitating space and logistics but we won't manage donations, money or monitor progression as How to Help Mexico is doing all that.