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Mercadito Introduces Cooking Demos; Previews Spring Menu

Chef Patricio Sandoval of Mercadito wants you to eat his food, but also learn how to make it. Each month he will host a demonstration and dinner with the goal of teaching you how to expand your Mexican culinary skills beyond the basics. The intimate sessions will be held at Double A, the cocktail lounge below Mercadito.

Next Monday, March 21, the class will preview Mercadito's spring menu. Participants will learn how to create dishes that will appear on the menu, such as the crudo de pez limón with hamachi, tomatillo, caramelized pineapple, mint and chile morita. A guacamole trio, chicken and pork tacos, an entree and dessert will also be prepared. As an added bonus, four of the courses are paired with cocktails created by Mercadito's mixologists.

Classes will be held on a Monday night each month from 6-8 p.m. The schedule for the rest of the year is as follows:

April 25: Plan Your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
May 30: Explore the Region of the Gulf of Mexico Region
June 27: Learn All About Mexican BBQ for July 4th
July 25: Experience Mercadito’s New Summer Menu
August 15: Explore the Pacific of Mexico
September 12: Celebrate Mexican Independence Day
October 31: Celebrate the Day of the Dead
November 14: Host a Mexican Style Thanksgiving
December 19: Get Festive with Traditional Mexican Holiday Cooking

Detailed menus for each session are available upon request. Classes are $55 a person (including the demo, dinner and drinks) and fill up quickly with only 30 seats available, so make sure to reserve your spot.

Mercadito

108 West Kinzie Street, , IL 60654 (312) 329-9555 Visit Website

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