Events

Come take a class with me, it will be fun. Most events are in and around southern Arizona.

If you’re looking for a class closer to the Phoenix area, my regular gig is at Sur la Table, at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Check out their class calendar and look for the classes under Minerva O. If you are interested in hosting a private event, feel free to contact me at minerva.orduno@gmail.com.

 

1/14/2020, 10:00 – 1:00

Sweet and Savory Empanadas

Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson, Arizona. 

In this hands on class participants will learns to make Sonoran empanadas de calabaza in a heritage wheat dough, as well as classic beef filled picadillo empanadas, lightly fried in a corn dough.

$75 per person. Register here.

 

1/30/2020, 2:00 – 5:00

Rico Sonora

Cooking A-Z, Tubac, Arizona.

The Sonoran desert may be known for intense summer heat, but winter nights can be just as intensely cold.
Warm up with with three classic Sonoran dishes: Caldo de queso, a creamy tomato spiked cheese and potato soup.
The Caldo will be paired with carne de camino, dried beef in a fragrant chile colorado sauce served in homemade warm flour tortillas.
For the sweet finish, leche-atole, a thick milk porridge with delicious sweet corn masa dumplings.
Wine will be served with the meal.

$60 per person. Register here.

 

02/1/2020, 11:00 – 5:00

Nogales Gastronomic Tour

Nogales, Sonora. Through Border Community Alliance

Experience Nogales beyond the tourist zone through its vibrant culinary scene while supporting borderlands nonprofit work! Proceeds from BCA’s gastronomic tour go to support Nogales, Sonora’s Down Association Chef Skills program.

This NY Times featured daytrip begins with a visit to the landmark symbol of Nogales – the statues known as Monument to Benito Juarez and the Mono Bichi, followed by a short craft beer orientation and tasting at Argova Brewing Company. A dedicated stop for a mariscos taco and agua fresca at a Sonoran Sea of Cortez seafood restaurant. The tour fee includes transportation by rental van, guide, as well as a multi course meal at a modern central Mexican cuisine dining venue, La Llorona. We’ll also visit the historic old plaza de toros bullfighting ring. This is a unique opportunity for craft beer enthusiasts and those passionate for Latin American cooking.Experience Nogales beyond the tourist zone through its vibrant culinary scene while supporting borderlands nonprofit work.

$80 BCA members / $100 non-BCA members. Register here.

 

02/4/2020, 10:00 – 12:00

Working with Dried Chiles

Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson, Arizona.

Every chile has a unique and distinct flavor and use. This class will provide an introduction to working with dried chiles, and making a Sonoran style chile colorado, red chile sauce.

$63 per person. Register here.

 

02/18/2020, 10:00 – 12:00

Atole and Polvorones

Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson, Arizona. 

Cooler Sonoran Desert nights call for warming drinks and rich buttery cookies. Students will learn how to coax corn masa into atole de canela y vainilla, a rich sweet corn beverage, as well as tuning toasted flour and cacao into champurrado, a classic Sonoran chocolate atole. Students will prepare and enjoy polvorones de pechita y nuez, mesquite flour and pecan shortbread cookies, a decidedly Sonoran Desert take on this crumbly cookie.

$40 per person. Register here.

 

02/21/2020, 11:00 – 5:00

Nogales Gastronomic Tour

Nogales, Sonora. Through Border Community Alliance

Experience Nogales beyond the tourist zone through its vibrant culinary scene while supporting borderlands nonprofit work! Proceeds from BCA’s gastronomic tour go to support Nogales, Sonora’s Down Association Chef Skills program.

This NY Times featured daytrip begins with a visit to the landmark symbol of Nogales – the statues known as Monument to Benito Juarez and the Mono Bichi, followed by a short craft beer orientation and tasting at Argova Brewing Company. A dedicated stop for a mariscos taco and agua fresca at a Sonoran Sea of Cortez seafood restaurant. The tour fee includes transportation by rental van, guide, as well as a multi course meal at a modern central Mexican cuisine dining venue, La Llorona. We’ll also visit the historic old plaza de toros bullfighting ring. This is a unique opportunity for craft beer enthusiasts and those passionate for Latin American cooking.Experience Nogales beyond the tourist zone through its vibrant culinary scene while supporting borderlands nonprofit work.

$80 BCA members / $100 non-BCA members. Register here.

 

03/7/2020, 11:00 – 5:00

Nogales Gastronomic Tour

Nogales, Sonora. Through Border Community Alliance

Experience Nogales beyond the tourist zone through its vibrant culinary scene while supporting borderlands nonprofit work! Proceeds from BCA’s gastronomic tour go to support Nogales, Sonora’s Down Association Chef Skills program.

This NY Times featured daytrip begins with a visit to the landmark symbol of Nogales – the statues known as Monument to Benito Juarez and the Mono Bichi, followed by a short craft beer orientation and tasting at Argova Brewing Company. A dedicated stop for a mariscos taco and agua fresca at a Sonoran Sea of Cortez seafood restaurant. The tour fee includes transportation by rental van, guide, as well as a multi course meal at a modern central Mexican cuisine dining venue, La Llorona. We’ll also visit the historic old plaza de toros bullfighting ring. This is a unique opportunity for craft beer enthusiasts and those passionate for Latin American cooking.Experience Nogales beyond the tourist zone through its vibrant culinary scene while supporting borderlands nonprofit work.

$80 BCA members / $100 non-BCA members. Register here.

 

05/2/2020, 11:00 – 5:00

Nogales Gastronomic Tour

Nogales, Sonora. Through Border Community Alliance

Experience Nogales beyond the tourist zone through its vibrant culinary scene while supporting borderlands nonprofit work! Proceeds from BCA’s gastronomic tour go to support Nogales, Sonora’s Down Association Chef Skills program.

This NY Times featured daytrip begins with a visit to the landmark symbol of Nogales – the statues known as Monument to Benito Juarez and the Mono Bichi, followed by a short craft beer orientation and tasting at Argova Brewing Company. A dedicated stop for a mariscos taco and agua fresca at a Sonoran Sea of Cortez seafood restaurant. The tour fee includes transportation by rental van, guide, as well as a multi course meal at a modern central Mexican cuisine dining venue, La Llorona. We’ll also visit the historic old plaza de toros bullfighting ring. This is a unique opportunity for craft beer enthusiasts and those passionate for Latin American cooking.Experience Nogales beyond the tourist zone through its vibrant culinary scene while supporting borderlands nonprofit work.

$80 BCA members / $100 non-BCA members. Register here.