We’re excited to announce our first HAMBRE CLUB event at Mesa Mercado!
Friday, July 14th, 5:30 pm
This is a Pre-Pay event limited to 50 people. Please scroll down to sign up.
Renowned Chef Gloria Dominguez, owner of Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana in Oakland, California will be joining us to share her famous recipe for the Torta Ahogada! She’ll also prepare a traditional Jalisco dessert – the Jericalla, a rich custard similar to flan.
She’ll demonstrate her cooking techniques and share with you her secrets of this dish that has been called the ‘signature dish of Guadalajara’.
Of course, you’ll each get to eat this dish.
Your Pre-Paid event reservation includes:
- Demonstration by Chef Dominguez
- Fresh Mango on a Stick appetizer
- Torta Ahogada
- Negro Modelo cervezas
- Agua Frescas
- Tastings of Gran Dovejo Tequila, La Luna Mezcal, and Gustoso Aguardiente Rum with Salvador Chavez.
- Tastings of Organic Mezcales – San Juan del Rio Blanco , Benesin Blanco, and Benesin Pechuga with Felix Ortiz
What is a Torta Ahogada? It translates as ‘drowned sandwich’.
The story of the Torta Ahogada begins with Señor de la Torre, a sandwich maker in Guadalajara in the early 1900’s. He was famous for his Tortas – workers came every day to enjoy the bread that was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the pork filling marinated in garlic and citrus and fried until crisp.
One day, a customer asked for a bit of salsa to be added to his Torta. Señor de la Torre accidentally dropped the sandwich into the container of salsa. “You drowned it!” exclaimed the customer.
But he ate it anyway. And loved it. He told his friends. Soon, everyone was ordering the ‘drowned’ Torta.
It’s been credited with curing hangovers and stopping colds. It’s delicious and made correctly, it is an art form.
The original Torta shop, El Guerito, still stands in the city center on Calz Independencia Sur in Guadalajara.
This is a Pre-Pay event limited to 50 people. HAMBRE members $25.00 (buy three get one free); non-members $35.00. (TIP NOT INCLUDED) Sign up below:
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Read about our successful first event here.