Traditional Mexican Culinary Class | Guest Chef Iliana De La Vega

Traditional Mexican Culinary Class | Guest Chef Iliana De La Vega

Iliana De La Vega won worldwide acclaim for her restaurant and cooking school in Oaxaca, El Naranjo, which was featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, such as The New York Times and Bon Appetit.

The reincarnation of El Naranjo, in Austin, has been recognized as the best Mexican restaurant in the city. Before the brick and mortar restaurant came into being, De La Vega owned El Naranjo Mobile and Catering, a successful food trailer that was called,“ the only real Mexican restaurant in Texas” by The Texas Monthly.

She is a passionate teacher, and she served as the Mexican/Latin Cuisines Specialist for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) from 2007 to 2012.

She is a 2019 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest.

Sneak Preview:

Pumpkin seed and roasted tomato spread

Cucumber, yogurt , jalapeño and cilantro chilled soup.

Spinach enchiladas, served with goat cheese, almond, raisin and chipotle tomato sauce

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