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Mexican Salas Workshop
Junior Merino

Chef Junior Merino Chef Owner, M Cantina


Mexican Salsa Workshop with Chef Junior Merino of M Cantina (Frame Academy) Frame & FRAMEbar > , > Mexican Salsa Workshop with Chef Junior Merino of M Cantina (Frame Academy)

We’re more than excited to welcome Puebla-born restaurateur and former New York City mixologist Junior “Liquid Chef” Merino to Frame to share the secrets of his house-made salsas.

If you’ve visited Dearborn’s M Cantina, run by Junior and his wife, Heidi, then you may already be familiar with the Nuevo Latino street food restaurant’s impressive salsa spread of some 18 varieties, ranging from a peanut-sesame chipotle salsa to oil-based salsa with fermented chile seco to acidic serrano aguachile and creamy avocado. 

The variety is what we’ve come to expect from this Frame fave, who is an official ambassador of Mexican gastronomy and tourism. (Junior also once ran a mixology lab in the Bronx that boasted more than 3,000 individual ingredients.)

Join us for this November workshop where Junior explains in his own words the deep, varied, and often overlooked beauty of salsa’s seemingly unlimited expressions, running us through the main categories and what they’re often used for.
Hands-on, wildly tasty, interactive, and completely authentic.

But we do apologize in advance… From here on out, store-bought salsas just won’t cut it!

Workshops run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. If you’re looking to make a full evening of it, we advocate for dinner and drinks at FRAMEbar, our more casual side, before or after class.
FRAMEbar chefs rotate monthly, so please watch for a note from us with November’s new concept from our ever-­‐expanding community of talented chefs. We simply can’t wait to host you!