A Handmade Tamale Workshop with Chef Michael Barrera

Mar 3rd

frame (academy)
A Handmade Tamale Workshop
Chef Michael Barrera


We love two things at frame: fresh masa and a hands-on party.
So take one part Chef Michael Barrera, one part traditional Mexican heritage, one part classic corn husks, one part banana leaf wrappers, one part learning how to fill and fold tamales, one part understanding which types of fillings work well, and we’ve got a March tamale-making workshop, called a “Tamaladas” you won’t want to miss.

You’ll leave not only with killer tamale-making skills, recipes, and tamales to take home but also some serious Abuela knowledge.

Tuesday, March 3rd
$67 per person + tax and service fee
Each workshop is limited to 20 guests

A two-hour Tamale workshop held by Chef Michael Barrera with lots of chef Q&A time, recipes to take home plus 4 Tamales — 2 corn wrapped and 2 banana leaf-wrapped and 1 cup of salsa casera for a midnight snack.

++ a-la-carte beer, wine ++ frame cocktails

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