Host How I Host: Sonya Vega with Doña Vega Mezcal

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Founder of Doña Vega Mezcal

"You can set a whole table around glassware."
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Catch our interview with Sonya Vega on The Partytrick Podcast

What's your process for planning a gathering in your home?

I decide on the type of cuisine first. People gather where the good food is!

What are your go-to party activities or games to break the ice?

We typically entertain groups of 8 - 10 guests. An intimate setting for quality time. We like to organize groups with friends that are familiar with one another, and sometimes add in a new couple here and there. Our main focus when planning a group is to ensure we can have solid conversation.

If you had a limited budget to put together a small dinner party, what would you focus on for the tablescape?

I love and collect glassware, so I would focus on items that would complement my glassware of choice.

sonya vega founder of dona vega mezcal

If someone is feeling overwhelmed by hosting their friends in their home, what tips would you give them?

I typically have found that as long as the menu is ready to serve, rather than leaving to last minute, things go really smoothly. Setting the table the night before hosting also makes it all that much more manageable.

Favorite recipe or food to serve when hosting?

Raclette for winter is our go to. We also love to serve up sushi.

What is the soundtrack to a dinner party in your home? Have any favorite playlists?

Thank goodness for Spotify Dinner Party playlists!

What is your favorite partytrick?

Relying on a themed chef.

Dona Vega Mezcal

About our host

Founder Sonya Vega, creating a modern take on mezcal began simply as a passion project. Vega’s love of mezcal was sparked by her Mexican friends and family who introduced her to the fascinating world of this stellar agave-based liquor. While Vega was obsessed with the bold taste, she found that many versions were too smoky or overbearing. During her free time, the former PR executive was determined to create the perfect mezcal, traveling throughout the Oaxaca region of Mexico to research and finesse her blend. The result? An amazing full-time career and Doña Vega Mezcal. Vega’s current and creative blend honors the bold tradition and unique flavors of this centuries old spirit with a modern twist.

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