LA Plaza Board members, key community and culinary influencers, and LA Plaza staff were treated to a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-completed LA Plaza Cocina, our long-awaited museum dedicated to Mexican cuisine.
Located in LA Plaza Village, across the street from our main campus, attendees were treated to a bevy of antojitos created by Pez Cantina, led by Chef Bret Thompson, along with generous servings of wines from Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe, poured by Gil Gutierrez and Eloisa Cruz of Vinos Los Angeles.
The main attractions, however, were the newly-installed teaching kitchen, flanked by two massive TV monitors; the dramatically-tiled comal, heating up tortillas near LA Cocina’s entrance, and the inaugural installation-in-progress, celebrating the most essential ingredient of Mexican cuisine, maize.
Pictured here are Ximena Martin, LA Plaza director of programming and culinary arts, and former supervisor Gloria Molina, one of the main proponents of LA Plaza Cocina. Watch for news on the official opening, slated for October 2021.