Agave Uptown Hosts a Mole Taste-a-Thon

It will celebrate the launch of owner-chef Octavio Diaz's new mole-in-a-jar.


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Agave Uptown in Oakland is hosting a free mole-tasting event on Saturday, March 24.

Held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. — the restaurant will open earlier that Saturday than its usual time — the event celebrates the debut of owner-executive chef Octavio Diaz's much-loved mole, now to be sold retail in sixteen-ounce jars.

Small bites of appetizers from the restaurant's current menu will be served to spotlight Diaz Bros Mole, which is made with twenty-plus fresh ingredients from a secret family recipe.

Diaz grew up near Oaxaca in a large family that loved to gather around good food. Having moved to Rohnert Park at age 13, he earned a degree in hotel and restaurant management, then worked at such prestigious spots as the Sonoma Wine Country Hilton and the Petaluma Sheraton.

In 2010, he opened his first restaurant, Agave Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar in Healdsburg. Then came a second location, Agave Uptown, at Oakland's Kapor Center, serving that same authentic Oaxacan-style cuisine. 

The March 24 mole-tasting event will also include a tasting of select artisan mezcals from Oaxaca, as well as a mole preentation by Diaz's mother and father. Local band Alagres Callejeros will perform live on the restaurant's patio.

There is no charge to attend the event, but guests are asked to RSVP here.

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