Join us to celebrate Candlemas in our hands-on Tamales & Tortillas Masterclass
February 2nd falls exactly forty days after Christmas. In Mexico Día de la Candelaria (Candlemas) is a follow-up to the festivities of "Three Kings Day" on January 6th, when children receive gifts and families and friends gather together to eat Rosca de Reyes, a special sweet bread with figurines of a baby (representing the Child Jesus) hidden inside. The person (or people) who received the figurines on Three Kings Day are supposed to host the party on Candlemas Day. Tamales are the food of choice.
A tamal consists of a corn-meal dough and some type of filling that is wrapped in either corn husk or banana leaf, and steamed. This is a favorite food for the Day of the Dead season, as well as many other holidays. The word tamal comes from the Aztec word tamalli which means "wrapped." This is one of the most ancient foods and was consumed in Mesoamerica possibly as far back as 5000 B.C.
Your $55 ticket includes:
- Welcoming snack
- Hands-On: Mole or veggie tamales (Let us knos when booking)
- Hands-On: Make your own tortillas from scratch!
- Wine sampling
BYO container to take home your delicious creations!
Call or visit us at Mercado La Hacienda or at the Restaurant
Mercado La Hacienda - 188 Unit 6 Hunter St. W
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