Chef Lamar

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 multi-course Haitian meal while enjoying drinks and plenty of samples.  Aprons will be provided for use during the class.

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My name is Lamartine Alvarez most call me Lamar. I was born and raised in Haiti.  I am married to Patricia and we have 4 kids, age 9, 7, 3, and 2.  My passion for cooking started at a very young age.  My mother taught culinary art in Haiti and I learned a lot growing up in that environment. I always enjoy entertaining friends and family with my cooking.  They usually leave very happy and wanting more.

In august 2010 I start a catering company call Chez Lama Haitian Catering Company. One of my goals is to Promote Haitian Cuisine with the world.  I hope that one day Haitian Cuisine will be known like Italian, Mexican, and so many orders.  I am excited for this opportunity to teach this class. You are in for a treat.

Come and learn about the culture and why we prepare food the way we do. I hope you will leave that evening saying this is one of the best foods I have tasted in years.

Tuesday, July 9: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

$50 per person, includes food and beverages


Beverages:       Jue melon ak Rom Barbancourt – Watermelon with Haitian Rum (Barbancourt)

Tea made with lemon grass, mint and ginger.

Appetizer:       Banan n Peze, Griyo ak Pikliz – Fried plantain and fried Pork with spicy coleslaw

Main dish:        Red beans and rice, boiled plantain, baked chicken and Creole sauce

Desert:             Bonbon siro — Similar to a ginger bread cookie

Casa Azafran

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: June 26, 2013

Categories: Events Mezcla Cooking Class