Please join us for Mezcla: Mix and Master Cooking Class!  We will gather in the beautiful commercial kitchen at Casa Azafrán for some fun conversation, delicious food and new adventures.  Learn how to prepare a traditional “Sancocho” Soup from Chef Alfonso Nieto, owner of Guantanamera, while enjoying homemade Sangria.  Aprons will be provided during the class.

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Alfonso Nieto was born and raised in Colombia and his passion for food started at an early age.  Trying to avoid the chores of summers on the farm, he would try to “hide” in the kitchen!

Of course the women decided to put him to work there instead, so he quickly learned the art of traditional Colombian cooking.  Fast forward through years of traveling and dining around the world, he ultimately relocated to Nashville.

Alfonso married a woman passionate about Cuban food seven years ago and has recently opened a new restaurant on Nolensville Pike.

With a focus on Cuban and Colombian dishes, Guantanamera seeks to encourage diners in Middle Tennessee to explore the depth of flavor and creativity in dishes found throughout Central and South America.  Alfonso’s food tends to be very different from the spicy reputation of Mexican fare.

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 13.

$40 per person, includes food and beverages



Homemade Sangria

Cassava prepared two different ways

A typical Sancocho (Chicken Soup)

Cuajada con Melao (Cheese with Caramel Sauce) for dessert

Casa Azafrán

2195 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(between the Fairgrounds and I-440.  Look for the big tile mosaic over the main entrance.)

All proceeds support the work of Conexión Américas.

If you have any questions, please email Jenny or call (615) 835-2509.

Date posted: July 26, 2013

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