In the spirit of the Mesa Komal name, we seek to create community and foster conversation and connections through the kitchen. Here you will find an overview of the opportunities to share a meal or learn a new recipe at Mesa Komal. All events support the work of Conexión Américas.
Mezcla: Mix and Master Cooking Class
Join us once a month in our Mesa Komal kitchen for a cooking class and culinary adventure. Highlighting the cuisine from a particular country, it will be an intimate opportunity to learn about the chef’s culture while enjoying some typical music and food. You will experience new ingredients and unique recipes through the process of creating a fabulous dinner. Proceeds support the work of Conexión Américas.
2013 Schedule [2104 Schedule Coming Soon!]
COSTA RICA - June 18th with Raul Garcia,
HAITI - July 9th with Lamar Alvarez
COLOMBIA - August 13th with Alfonso Nieto
MEXICO – September 10th with Karla Ruiz
PERU – October 15th with Patricia Arrunategui
EGYPT – November 12th with Ragab Rashwan
More Cooking Classes
Chef Carlos Davis of Riff’s Fine Street Food will teach us the tricks of preserving the fall harvest. We will make an apple butter from the cool weather bounty and some varieties of seasonal pickles. Take home your own jars of each along with recipes ready for personalizing.
What is the secret to a deliciously flaky pie crust? This is your chance to learn just how Chef Hunter Briley of Music City Pie Company makes his fabulous pies! While Hunter teaches the art of pie dough, everyone will get a chance to make their own pie and bake it to perfection. Children are welcome to attend and help. Just sure to remove all evidence of whipped cream from your chin before you get back home!
Sabor! A Latin-Spiced Brunch to Benefit Conexión Américas
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, Chef Carlos Davis will be giving a new twist to traditional Hispanic flavors at this Sunday Brunch. This is a delicious chance to enjoy good food in our courtyard while supporting the work of Conexión Américas. 30% of the ticket price will be donated to Conexión Américas! Make your plans to join us!
Relish Epicurea Supper Club
A celebration of Unique Foods from the collaborated perspective of Nashville Chef Carlos Davis. This event will feature the talent and creativity of Max Knoepfel, the new Executive Chef of the Music City Convention Center. Originally from Switzerland, he has worked around the globe including Canada, Washington, DC and New York.
Have an idea for an event involving delicious food and international culture?
Let us know! Our team is working on plans for more cooking classes, pop-up restaurants, guest speakers and other fun gatherings to allow you to engage with a new culture through your taste buds. If you would like to teach a cooking class or help plan these events, please email Jenny, our Kitchen Manager.
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To rent space for a non-kitchen event at Casa Azafrán, please send an email to Tasneem, the Cultural Engagement & Events Coordinator, to request information and schedule a tour of the space.