notes from the mexican kitchen

Rick is Teaming Up with a MasterChef Junior to “Give Bees a Chance”

Big news, everyone! Rick is teaming up with Evan Robinson, contestant on MasterChef Junior — and a native of Hyde Park in Chicago! — for a very special four-course fundraising dinner June 12 in the Frontera test kitchen. Together, they’re raising money for the Whole Kids Foundation’s “Give Bees a Chance” campaign, which aims to […]


Announcing the 2018 Frontera Farmer Foundation Grant Winners!

It is always a special day when we call up hardworking Midwest farmers to let them know our board has awarded their farms with capital development grants. Sometimes they cry. Sometimes we do too. “Oh, I think I might start dancing,” said one farmer when getting the good news. Another farmer screamed so loud, for […]


The G.O.A.T. Sunday Funday Will Be The Greatest Party of All Time

When it comes to raising much-needed funds to insure that local farms thrive, this party will be the G.O.A.T. — the greatest of all time. Hyperbole? We don't think so. We are flying in Juan Ramón Cárdenas, Mexico's greatest master of Mexico's most legendary specialty, fire-roasted cabrito. And he's going to prepare his showstopping specialty [...]

It’s a DIY Guacamole Party at Frontera Grill!

                  Frontera Grill is throwing a guacamole party and you’re invited! Come check out our test kitchen and library, where Private Events Chef Rishi Manoj Kumar will offer a hands-on, DIY guacamole master class. We’ll set you up with everything you need to make your own masterpiece […]


Topolovino Baja Release Party: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Dinner at Leña Brava

Come celebrate the first-ever release of our exclusive Topolovino Baja. It’s incredible, if we do say so ourselves. Crafted by our wine director Jill Gubesch in partnership with Adobe Guadalupe winery, "Topolovino Baja" is a Cabernet Franc-based blend of grapes grown in the fertile vineyards of Valle de Guadalupe in Baja Norte. It will only be poured at our [...]