Secrets of the Southwest Cooking Class with Edgar Rico & Sara Mardanbigi at CIA Copia

September 24, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

| $225-$295
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Immerse yourself in the cuisine of the southwest with a hands-on cooking class taught by CIA grad Edgar Rico and Nixta Taqueria co-owner Sara Mardanbigi. In this class, you’ll learn how to take the traditional techniques of tostada and taco making and blend them with not-so-classic ingredients as you prepare best sellers from the Nixta Taqueria menu. Price: $225

Edgar Rico, CIA ’11 is a 2022 James Beard Award winner for Best Emerging Chef and owner/chef at Nixta Taqueria in Austin, TX and Sara Mardanbigi is Nixta Taqueria co-owner and operations manager. Nixta is not a typical taquería. It treads a line between the super-traditional (they make their own masa and tortillas using heirloom corn from Mexico) and the unconventional (you don’t see many taquerias where duck confit stands in for carnitas).

Add a VIP Dinner to your class experience by purchasing a bundle ticket and save! This ticket provides you access to the hands-on class with Edgar and Carlton in the morning, and the VIP Dinner event in the evening. Limited tickets available! Price: $295

This event is part of American Bounty: Celebrating Regional American Cuisines, a new annual summer food, wine, and music series at CIA at Copia. From the Mississippi Delta to the southwest back to Wine Country for harvest, enjoy regional foods, wines, and live music brought to you by renowned CIA alumni.

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