Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken are taking their Too Hot Tamales act live this Saturday, giving a cooking demonstration and lunch at their pan-Latin restaurant Ciudad. The chefs will focus on Caribbean recipes, as well as mojitos, so let's hope the rain disappears before turning Jimmy Buffet-style good times into a dark Hemingway-like stumble through La Bodeguita. $75 buys a seat to watch the ladies cook and exchange some jokey banter, as well as a recipe book.
But really, you're here to eat the gals' food firsthand and get a lil' tipsy. Coconut crusted crab cakes, a rum braised beef, and peppered upside down pineapple cake are the big bites here, while hand-muddled and blood orange mojitos make use of Zaya rum for an extra gourmet touch. Reservations are made at (213) 486-5171 and the Susan and Mary Sue's menu is below for your consideration.
445 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Mojito Madness Cooking Class Menu:
Hibiscus Blood Orange Mojito
zaya gran reserva rum, hibiscus nectar, blood orange, fresh mint
zaya gran reserva rum, fresh mint, lime, hand muddled
Crispy Vegetable Chips
plantain, sweet potato, yuca, taro, beet
Caribbean Shrimp Cakes
coconut crust, mango chile lime sauce
Apple, Frisee, and Cabrales Salad
spanish blue cheese, candied pepitas with cayenne and lime
Rum Braised Beef
jerk seared greens, crispy yuca, ham hock stewed black beans
Peppered Pineapple Upside-Down Cake