I blame Sideways. Because of that movie, wine tastings are EVERYwhere. In liquor stores, rock ‘n roll nightclubs, house parties, dive bars, museums. So I was thrilled to hear that someone actually took this ubiquitous ritual and did it up with a twist: a tequila tasting.
Hot Hollywood tequila bar, L’Scorpion, challenges patrons to go against their baser shooting instincts and actually savor the sauce. Every Thursday night from 7 to 10pm, for $45 a person, you get to choose from a selection of specialty tequilas (many of which usually cost $50 a shot) as well as a menu of authentic Mexican dishes. If you want to make a night of it with your buddies, you need to make reservations for parties of 6 or more. Otherwise it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you can’t squeeze into this event, not to fret. L’Scorpion has tequiliers (tequila sommeliers) in house to guide you through tequila flights of fancy, food pairings and tableside margarita presentations.
6679 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, California 90028
Cross Street: North Las Palmas Avenue