All Sessions 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Announcing the 2016 season of Mexican Table, a program dedicated to showcasing Mexico's culinary wealth and diversity and to demonstrating why Mexican cuisine was added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2010!

2016 Sessions

March 15, 6:45pm - The 2016 season will kick off when Mexican Table returns with La Pepita: the Power of Green and Pumpkin Seeds. This session invites you to discover and taste a range of dishes that have been historically based on pumpkin seeds, or the pepita. From a green pozole to meat bathed in green pipián mole, to pepita marzipan, you will be amazed at the breath and depth of this wondrous seed.

October 20, 6:45pm - Mexican Table will then host special guest chef Ana Saldaña in a session titled A Date with the Aztec Goddess Mayahuel focusing on the agave. Famed for its use in making tequila, the agave is a sweet and versatile ingredient that will shine through all of the dishes, lending its unique flavor.

December 8, 6:45pm - Mexican Table will host special guest chef Aquiles Chávez as he presents Tabasco: Flavors from Eden. Tabasco, a southern Mexican state, is a large agricultural production center whose traditional recipes are some of the most authentic due to the continued use of pre-Columbian recipes and ingredients.


Additionally, on May 17 at 7:30 Chef Pati will present her new book "Mexican Today" which features new and rediscovered recipes for contemporary kitchens. This is not a cooking demonstration and is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Tables fill as reservations are made. If you wish to sit with friends but have purchased tickets individually, please contact Pilar Orozco at

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Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
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