Thomasina Miers’s chain of “sociable” Mexican street food joints, Wahaca, will host a supper club with Roberto Solis – known as the leader of the New Yucatecan cuisine (obvs). The event, featuring Miers in the kitchen too, will take place on 14 April in the restaurant group’s Covent Garden branch.
It will be the second evening in Wahaca’s Culinary Trip through Mexico series, designed to showcase the talent that Mexico has to offer. Alejandro Ruiz of Casa Oaxaca visited in February, while Diego Hernandez from Corazon de la Tierra, Valle de Guadalupe is confirmed for June.
The final in the series will be hosted by Enrique Olvera of Mexico City restaurant Pujol, currently ranked 20th in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
For those who are not able attend on 14 April, Wahaca will be offering a special regional menu of Yucatecan dishes for eight weeks at the Covent Garden restaurant. Solis boasts an impressive CV – his kitchen experience includes stints at The Fat Duck and Noma before opening his own restaurant Nectar in Mérida in 2003.
On his Wahaca menu: Onions in black tempura served with a burnt xcatic mayonnaise’ and ‘Langoustine and sweet breads salbut with Papadzul sauce, salsa verde’. Following which they will be serving a ‘Berkshire pork chop with plantain ribbons, Yucatecan oregano pipian with cured honey onions’. There will be a dessert of ‘Coconut pie, fried rosemary & rosemary ashes’.
Tickets are priced at £40 and will include a four course meal and coffee. You can pre-register your interest for tickets on the Wahaca Blog. Follow updates on twitter using the #CulinaryTrip hashtag and @wahaca.