NMCC Culinary Week, June 2-9

We are thrilled to expand the NM Cocktails & Culture Culinary Festival into an entire NMCC Culinary Week of special menus, cooking classes, a food / drink photo workshop and other fun events. Pick yours from below!

Restaurant Specials, Classes and Events:


Paloma: Dynamic Duo ($12) El Matador Cocktail with Cimarron Reposado Tequila, pineapple, lime, and Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur.It is paired with our Sopecitos Verde with nopales, chicharron, refried beans, and salsa verde.
FOOD & DRINK STYLING AND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Photographer Claire Barrett of The Focused Feast brings you The Art of the Cocktail Party! at the stylish Shelby House whose unique vintage and contemporary barware are at your disposal for styling and shooting throughout the day! We’ll be creating beautiful cocktails and finger food arrangements for you to style and shoot. DETAILS This Hands-on Workshop covers: The basics of photography to get you comfortable using your camera in manual mode, discussing ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. Visual Storytelling : how to choose a shooting space, styling techniques, use of props and surfaces, manipulation of natural light. Post-Production techniques using Adobe Lightroom. DSLR, Mirrorless or Smart Phone are required Bring your laptop if you wish! Lunch is included. Claire Barrett is originally from England, and after 20 years in California, she now calls Savannah, GA, home. “I’m a visual storyteller, I like images that evoke feelings, a sense of place and curiosity about who might have just stepped out of the frame!” Her clients include Veuve Clicquot, Jack Daniels, Chanel, Hennessy, Elizabeth Arden, Moet & Chandon, Grand Marnier, Dom Perrignon and more
June 6, 6-9 pm: Join Hue Chan Karels to learn exotic cooking! Vietnam is divided into three primary regions: Northern, Central and the Southern. Its long, slender and unique geography plays an important role in its cuisine because of how the climate affects the availability of certain food and spices within each region. In this class, you will travel from northern Vietnam, through its central belly and down to its southern tail, to get a taste of varying styles and approaches to food and its preparation as well as the different ingredients being used. This is an interactive, demonstration cooking class. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hands at cooking, interact with the chef team, taste each dish that’s made, and have fun. Book at: https://openkitchenevents.com/events/a-taste-of-northern-central-and-southern-vietnamese-cuisines/