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 6:45 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

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
More Info here

at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Don't miss Gilberto Aceves Navarro's Bicicletas at the MCI! Taken from the sculptor's drawing of cyclists in Mexico City, this installation features large steel sculptures that express the character of these vehicles of happiness and health.

Gilberto Aceves Navarro created the works as a way of paying homage to the bicycle's beautiful form but also as a means of expressing the important relationship between people, cities, and bikes. The works made their debut in Mexico City and made their US premiere in New York last year.

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturdays 12 - 4 pm
Free Admission

Through July 10, 2016 at the Renwick Gallery


Don't miss the opportunity to see Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe's mezmerising piece at the newly renovated Renwick Gallery!

If you've been in DC or on Instagram lately, you've undoubtedly seen or heard about Gabriel Dawe's captivating piece Plexus A1. Meticulously crafted with over 60 miles of thread, the piece is a visual representation of the full spectrum of natural light, inspired by Dawe's childhood memories of the skies over Mexico City and East Texas. The etherial rainbow helix is part of the WONDER exhibition at the Renwick Gallery. A show of large scale installation pieces catered specifically to the space, WONDER explores the self's interaction with nature at large.

Read more at Smithsonian Magazine | Exhibition info

Renwick Gallery
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington DC, 20006
Through July 10, 2016