All Sessions 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


Announcing the 2015 season of Mexican Table! The 2015 season kicked off on April 23rd when Mexican Table returned to celebrate the 25th Silver Anniversary of the MCI by preparing a menu in homage to Mexico's Silver Route. In the colonial era, this route connected Mexico City to Zacatecas, the premier mining area, passing through Queretaro, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosí. The menu took its inspiration from that era and route, and diners were able to sample both the flavors and the history.

Want to know more about the avocado? On Saturday June 13 from 11:00am - 1:30pm the Institute hosted the first Mexican Table for Kids (ages 7 - 14 only, limit 30 participants) focusing on this tasty ingredient. Mexican table isn't just for grownups!

Participants were be part of a top chef style showdown with the avocado. Parents were invited to join the last 15 minutes of the class for the final award ceremony! Ingredients for this session courtesy of Avocados from Mexico.

Then, on December 3rd Mexican Table will focus on the culinary riches from the north of México -- Monterrey, Nuevo León. To close the year in grand northern style Pati will host an evening of fantastic northern dishes, she will be joined by Chef Adrián Herrera who will bring native knowledge to the menu. Chef Herrera is the owner and chef at "Chef Herrera" in Monterrey, Nuevo León. - SOLD OUT

During each event, we will show you why in November of 2010, Traditional Mexican Cuisine was included to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list and you will have the opportunity to watch an entertaining demonstration, followed by a sumptuous dinner served with wine, beer and music. As a souvenir, you will take home recipes and some ingredients to get you started cooking at home.

"America is obsessed with television food celebrities. Somewhere along the way, we forgot that, in the kitchen, there just isn't any substitute for passion and talent. We've conveniently chosen to ignore the fact that many of these "stars" are neither food experts nor stars. However, we have our own right here in DC, and she is always a star, even when there aren't any TV cameras around.

Her name is Pati Jinich, and she is a fount of knowledge about Mexican cuisine and food culture and the origins and history of ingredients. Her enthusiasm for her subject is infectious, and when she speaks, you are entranced by her warm smile and engaging, funny personality. She is a consummate professional whose recipes are well researched, tested, and easy-to-understand. Pati's classes are more like culinary extravaganzas where, in between cooking, chopping, and pureeing sauces in a blender, Pati entertains her guests with amusing, information-packed anecdotes."

- Summer Whitford, DC Event Junkie

For more information on Pati Jinich log on to or follow her on twitter @PatiJinich.

2015 Sessions:

Thursday, April 23rd: Mexico's Silver Route - SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 13th: Mexican Table for Kids (Ages 7-14 only, limit 30 participants)

Thursday, December 3rd: Mexico's Northern Riches - SOLD OUT

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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