Arriba Mexico—Oaxaca

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Dicing onions at the Arriba Mexico—Oaxaca summit.
Outdoor kitchen at the Arriba Mexico—Oaxaca summit.
Taking a cooking class at the Arriba Mexico—Oaxaca summit.


Latin American Cuisine Foodie Festival—October 18–19, 2019

Celebrate the dynamic cuisine of Oaxaca during our 2019 Latin American Cuisine Festival—Arriba Mexico. Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors and rich culture of Mexico, as our chefs teach you how to create some of the country’s most iconic dishes.

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Cuisine of Oaxaca celebratory dinner at Arriba Mexico summit.Arriba Mexico! Celebratory Dinner: Cuisine of Oaxaca

October 18, 2019
Celebrate the cuisine of Oaxaca at this flavor-filled, four-course dining event showcasing the region’s iconic dishes. Chef Sofia Sada and our advanced culinary students will be highlighting the inventive use of Oaxaca’s staple ingredients including corn, beans, cacao, chiles, and agave throughout the evening. Join us at Savor for this journey to discover how Oaxaca’s rich culture and culinary heritage complement each other.

boot camp class at Arriba Mexico summit.Arriba Mexico! Mexican Cuisine Boot Camp: Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvre

October 18–19, 2019
Bring the vibrant flavors and colors of Mexico to your table with the skills and recipes you’ll learn in this course. With a focus on corn—the quintessential ingredient in Mexican cuisine—you’ll examine the intricacies of traditional small bites including tortillas, tamales, tacos, sopes, and salsas. Join us and discover ideas for new hors d’oeuvre and appetizers that you can make at home.

desserts class at Arriba Mexico summit.Arriba Mexico! Desserts of Mexico

October 19, 2019
Explore Mexican-inspired desserts and tropical fruits perfect for entertaining. You’ll practice mixing methods and techniques for preparing traditional and trendy desserts including custard, mousse, and more.

Mexico’s Live fire grill class at Arriba Mexico summit.Arriba Mexico! Mexico’s Live Fire Grill

October 19, 2019
Take your grilling skills to the next level in this class devoted to Mexico’s live fire favorites. Learn about the grilling tools and techniques used to prepare some of Mexico’s most iconic dishes like barbacoa, guajillo grilled shrimp, and carne asada.

South of the border: mexican favorites class at Arriba Mexico summit.Arriba Mexico! South of the Border: Mexican Favorites

October 19, 2019
Mexican cuisine is one of the most flavorful and diverse in the world. In this class, you’ll explore the authentic cooking techniques and regional flavor profiles of our neighbor to the south. You’ll learn how to cook with chiles and other indigenous ingredients while preparing a menu developed by one of our chefs (who happens to be a native of Mexico) that includes such items as enchiladas, gorditas, Veracruz-style blue crab turnovers, roasted tomato and chipotle salsa, and Oaxacan masa torpedos.

Vibrant dishes class at Arriba Mexico summit.Arriba Mexico! Vibrant Dishes Mexico

October 19, 2019
Explore the vibrant flavors and multicultural influences of Mexico and expand your recipe collection as you learn to make such favorites as gorditas, tamales, chilaquiles, esquites, and other bold flavored dishes that makeup Mexican cuisine.

Wine tasting class at Arriba Mexico summit.Arriba Mexico! Wine Tasting

October 19, 2019
Learn how to pair Mexico’s iconic flavors with different wines. You’ll discover and taste some of the finest vintages from Mexico and understand the terms and vocabulary commonly used to describe these varietals that are enjoyed around the world

Mole demo class at Arriba Mexico summit.Arriba Mexico! Mole Demo

October 19, 2019
Mole is Mexico’s “mother sauce” and has many variations. You’ll learn how to make the deeply rich and iconic Mole Poblano by marrying authentic ingredients to create a mouthwatering sauce.

Cooking Classes
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Contact Information

The CIA San Antonio
312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2, Suite 2102
San Antonio, TX 78215


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