Beans Mexican Cuisine
Beans Mexican Cuisine

History of Mexican Cuisine Workshop

The Experience

Comal’s newest culinary series showcases the importance of four heirloom ingredients—corn, cacao, traditional herbs and chilies—to Mexico’s culture and cuisine. In this four part series, guests can select which ingredient they would like to learn about for an immersive journey that takes you through the histories, recipes, flavors and textures that involve one of these prolific ingredients. Learn about the 122 types of corn and the meaning behind aligning its harvest with the full moon; explore the fruit of the cacao and how to minimize waste by utilizing the entirety of the fruit and cooking the often-thought-of sweet ingredient into savory dishes, such as mole; examine the various types of chiles and meaning behind the different colors and styles; and, hear stories of the ancient herbs of Mexico and their importance in not only flavor and cooking methods but also uses beyond the kitchen.

Gather with family or friends for a private experience in the privacy of one of Chileno Bay’s villas. Guests will engage with COMAL’s Chef Yvan by either observing a demonstration or participating in an interactive cooking experience. Chileno's famed mixologist Osvaldo will also prepare a drink that uses the key ingredient, such as with a Classic Jalapeno Margarita, chocolate or botanical cocktail, or a sweet concoction with Pox, a fermented liquor from corn. Learning about the history and modern significance of these ingredients before indulging in a dish will have you feeling more connected and inspired by what you are eating.

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