notes from the mexican kitchen

Herradura Tequila Dinner with Chef Rick Bayless

Herradura Tequila is hosting a special tequila dinner with Chef Rick Bayless to raise money for the Frontera Farmer Foundation. Join Chef Rick and Herradura for an intimate dinner with a four-course menu with four Herradura Tequila pairings. Ticket sales will benefit the Frontera Farmer Foundation, a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization, committed to promoting small, sustainable […]


Rare Mezcal Tasting in The Library at Topolobampo


Update: The event is sold out. Thanks for your interest. We hope to do it again soon. Any trip to Oaxaca isn’t complete without visiting Mezcaloteca, the revered historians and purveyors of fine mezcal. Intimate and private, Mezcaloteca is the perfect backdrop to learn about the robust history of this dignified spirit. On March 21, […]

Chef's Travels/

Chef’s Travelogue: A Tour of the Market in San Cristóbal de las Casas


Topolobampo culinary director Andres Padilla, Chef Rick Bayless and Deann Bayless recently returned from a trip to the Mexican state of Chiapas, the country’s southernmost state that will serve as inspiration for Toplobampo’s next menu. Here, Padilla shares his experience visiting San Cristóbal’s city market, with its hog butchers, pastry vendors and some of the […]

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Let’s Beat Winter Together With This Red Chile Short Rib Soup


First, know that this “soup pot mole,” as the name translates directly from Spanish, isn’t an all-day affair like other moles. Instead, it’s a brothy soup—not a sauce—that can be finished in your slow cooker (or oven) in a matter of hours. Still, like Mexico’s most famous moles, this soup celebrates the deep flavors of […]


Auction Alert! Win an Epic James Beard Weekend Starring Rick Bayless


Each summer we throw a huge benefit dinner for our Frontera Farmer Foundation, which supports sustainable farms throughout the Midwest. It’s a night full of thrilling raffles, auctions and incredible food. This year, we’re getting the party started early with a special online auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime prizes. Bidding begins 8 a.m. Feb. 24 and ends […]