Chef Luis Valdovinos embraces his Mexican heritage and will create a menu based on authentic Mexican salsa fundamentals. We will make 3 - 4 salsas utilizing different cooking techniques and then create three dishes with them; such as Guacamole, Ceviche and Enchiladas.
Chef Luis, inspired by his upbringing in San Diego and Baja, Mexico, decided to pursue a career in the restaurant business. He combined family recipes and a love for the food from his hometown to launch a successful venture. After a combat deployment and years in corporate sales, he made the leap to open a food truck, eventually expanding to seven Baja Mexican cuisine-based restaurants over 12 years. His most recent venture, Last Call Modern Mexican in downtown Bozeman, unfortunately closed in August. Currently, he's embarking on a new venture called "Corazón," focusing on Mexican cuisine through a personal chef and pop-up restaurant concept. Additionally, Luis has embraced his passion for the outdoors, becoming a certified fly fishing guide and creating unique wild game dishes from the meat he harvests.
Suggested Wine Pairing:
Burgans Albarino 2022 $22.95 | An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe melon, nectarine and mango, with hints of lemon pith and ginger adding urgency and lift. Smooth and broad on the palate, offering juicy tropical and pit fruit flavors plus a suggestion of honeysuckle. Becomes more vibrant with air, picking up a mineral quality that carries through a very long, seamless finish, with the nectarine and floral notes echoing.
Anna Espelt Pla de Gates Grenache 2020 $24.00| Bright red fruit with a mineral-laden core. Raspberry, cherry, and pomegranate fruit flavors that are bright and framed with notes of fresh herbs.
*To purchase the wine pairing, please stop by The Wine Gallery. Let them know you are purchasing these wines for a LaCuisine class and receive special pricing. The Wine Gallery is open until 6:00PM, so either pick up earlier in the week or stop by on your way to class -- they are literally across the street.
**Please note our class policies at https://lacuisine-bozeman.com/pages/class-policies. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept cancellations. Our chefs have worked very hard to prepare for the evening's event and ingredients are purchased in advance. If you call to let us know about a conflict, La Cuisine may be able to help fill your seats.