La Conquista: The collision of two worlds.
November 7th to February 27th
The Spanish arrived on the coasts of Yucatan in 1519. Two years later the fall of the Aztec empire resonated in all corners of Europe. The new world introduced the old to cacao, chiles, tomatoes, corn, vanilla, and a plethora of new ingredients. The Spanish brought dairy and livestock to the Americas. Beginning Saturday November 7th we will be taking our menu back to the 1500's, beginning in the region of Extremadura, Spain, the town of Medellin, birthplace of Hernan Cortez, stopping in Cuba, and then moving through the coast of Yucatan, Veracruz, trekking into the forests of Puebla and Morelos to finally reach the great city of Tenochtitlan.