Delicious Yucatan

Tuesday, February 2, 12:00 PM. | Caracol Restaurant, 2200 Post Oak Blvd. near Westheimer, 77056. Limited enrollment.

The Yucatan peninsula has engendered one of the world’s most fascinating cuisines. Sharing the pantry and culinary processes of its Mexican neighbors, yet isolated from the great Poblano, Oaxacan and Pacific coast cookery, Yucatecan cuisine was developed on a solid foundation of native Maya dishes made from fresh, local ingredients like sour orange and achiote, and influenced by the flavors of far-flung cities in Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean, Africa and Arabia.

In this culinary nod to The Seminar’s spring study tour, award-winning chef Hugo Ortega and his staff will create a special tasting menu featuring the flavors and bright colors of the Yucatan. Caracol’s chef du cuisine will give a lively and informative explanation of the various dishes served. We will discover what Executive Chef Hugo passionately believes: “Mexican coastal cuisine is a source of endless study and enjoyment” at what he calls his “beach getaway.”



Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.

Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 


Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!


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