The third supper club in the Wahaca Culinary Trip series will be hosted by Diego Hernandez and Thomasina Miers on 10th June. Recognised as one of the most talented chefs in Mexico today, Diego’s restaurant Corazon De Tierra was ranked 30 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014. The supper club will celebrate the food of his home town, Ensenada, and follows previous sell-out events with Oaxacan chef Alejandro Ruiz and Roberto Solis, the ‘leader of new Yucatecan cuisine’. Wahaca will offer a special regional menu of dishes inspired by the Ensenada region over eight weeks following Diego’s event.
Ensenada has recently attracted attention as a top destination for gastronomy in Mexico. The warm climate and its proximity to the pacific makes for fantastic produce, such as the foraged vegetables and tomatoes that form the base of the region’s hot, spicy salsas. Ensenada is famed for its fish tacos and seafood tostadas, which are often served with up to five different salsas.
On 10th June, Diego Hernandez will offer a taste of the reinvented Ensenada classics he is famed for. Guests can expect to try various appetisers including a vegetable salad with wild nettles and avocado leaf vinaigrette and mackerel entomatadas with watercress, sorrel and lemon. The menu highlight is a tamal with wild wood pigeon, yellow mole and dehydrated parsnip. Diego often uses seasonal vegetables within desserts and on the night he will serve a truffle cream with spinach chlorophyll, radish, caramel and balsamic.
Following Diego’s supper club, the 8 week Ensenada menu created by the Wahaca chefs will be including a version of the region’s ubiquitous fish tacos.
The final event in the Culinary Trip 2015 series will coincide with Wahaca’s big plans for Day of the Dead, with cooking from Enrique Olvera, whose Mexico City restaurant Pujol, is currently ranked 20 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Tickets for the Ensenada supper club with Diego Hernandez and Thomasina Miers are priced at £40 and will include a four course meal and coffee. You can pre-register your interest for tickets on the Wahaca Blog now.
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