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In an Aztec Kitchen

  • Hugo's 1600 Westheimer Road Houston, TX, 77006 United States (map)

EXPLORE Heritage Tour

Promotional Partners - Institute of Hispanic Culture and Food Ways Texas


Hugo Ortega - James Beard Award-winning Chef, Owner of Hugo's

Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout - Curator of Anthropology, Houston Museum of Natural Science

Tour food markets with renowned chef Hugo Ortega and anthropologist, Dirk Van Tuerenhout to discover the ingredients used in Aztec cooking and their history.  Then participate in a cooking demonstration - with a mescal tasting - to learn how to bring Aztec food home to your kitchen.  You will be treated to a tasting of chocolate produced in Colombia by a firm employing indigenous groups.

Departure: Hugo's, 1600 Westheimer Rd. Houston

Tickets: $75.00 prepaid reservation only (limited to 55 participants so book early)

Tickets available by phone at 713-364-6344 or through paypal at