Latin-inspired restaurant Ofrenda just opened and is welcoming locals to perfect their cooking skills, expand their agave spirits knowledge, and enjoy live music.
This month, every Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Ofrenda is hosting hands-on cooking classes to help guests up their at-home cooking game. On March 9, they will feature a salsa making class. On March 16, get a lesson in composing authentic tamales. In this class, each step will be covered, from preparing fresh masa and fillings, to wrapping the tamales, to learning how to steam them to perfection. Last but not least, March 23 features from-scratch tortilla making.
At Ofrenda, agave is king. The restaurant offers one of the largest collections of agave spirits in Arizona. Expand your agave knowledge with a BRUXO Mezcal tasting on Wednesday, March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Ofrenda’s tequila expert will explain the history and uniqueness of BRUXO; their story is just as interesting as each of their mezcals. The event will include six different mezcal tastings, plus el pastor tacos.
The cooking classes and mezcal tasting are $65 per person, and reservations can be made online at theofrenda.com. Seating is very limited for each event to allow for social distancing.
Be sure to make a date for dinner every Friday evening. From 6 to 9 p.m. Guitarist Thano Sahnas brings his heartfelt passion for the music of Spain and the Mediterranean to life through his original compositions, fresh arrangements of popular music, and the classics.
Ofrenda is located in the Stagecoach Village at 7100 E. Cave Creek Road. For more information, call 480-488-2187 or visit theofrenda.com.
Editor’s note: Be sure to follow COVID-19 safety protocols when attending any public events, including face coverings, social distancing and hand sanitizing.