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Cena Puertorriquena - Puerto Rican Dinner

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    Sat, March 2, 2024 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM)

Essex Market - Essex Kitchen
88 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
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Cena Puertorriquena! Come learn how to make this Savory Puerto Rican Dinner consisting of Carne Mechada, Mofongo y Dulce de Coco!

Longtime Lower East Side resident and local caterer Maria Bido shares the recipes and techniques passed down by her abuela, all based in authentic Puerto Rican flavors and ingredients from Essex Market.

Each month we’ll explore a new batch of family favorites, including Maria’s flawless arroz con pollo, street food from a classic Cuchifritos to delicious desserts!

In this class we're going to enjoy an amazing Puerto Rican dinner! The dishes we will make are a phenomenal combination of traditional Caribbean Flavors.

• Carne Mechada (Puerto Rican Pot Roast)

• Mofongo (Smashed Green Plantains with Garlic Sauce)

• Dulce de Coco (Coconut Candies)

The class will be approximately 1.5 hours long and include time to savor the dishes you prepare together as a group. La Cocina de Loisaida takes place in the Essex Kitchen -- Essex Market's demonstration and teaching kitchen located on the market's mezzanine level.

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