Chilangos (residents of Mexico City) use the word comida –“food”—to mean “lunch.” The midday meal is the largest of the day and often a serious, lengthy event punctuated by lively conversation and tequila. No one knows more about Mexico City’s culinary reality than Houston’s fourth James Beard Award-winner Hugo Ortega, who was born in Mexico City and grew up there and in his family’s ancestral village in Puebla near the Oaxacan border.
In this culinary nod to The Seminar’s spring study tour, Hugo Ortega and his staff will create a special comida menu. Caracol’s chef du cuisine will give a lively and informative explanation of the various dishes served as we explore the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world through its remarkable cuisine.
Welcome to Spring 2018!
Thursday, January 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. | Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar. Parking information distributed to subscribers.
An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home. Address to subscribers.
Comida en la Cuidad
Tuesday, February 6, noon | Caracol Restaurant, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, 77056
PLEASE NOTE: COMIDA EN LA CUIDAD IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED.
Modern Architecture in Mexico City
Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University
Thomas Jefferson: The Essential Democrat
Three Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 7, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004
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