Hatch Chile season is here and The Salsa Grill is ready with three events surely to take advantage of the bright green, glossy pepper’s annual availability.
For the eighth year, Chef Marco Zapien is hosting an interactive, Hatch Chile cooking demonstration, Hatch Chile roast and Hatch Chile brunch.
Every summer, New Mexican Hatch Chiles are ripe enough to enjoy and Chef MZ makes a late summer celebration out of it.
The cooking demo on Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 6 -8 p.m. is where participants will learn how to make several Hatch Chile recipes. The exact menu is not out yet, but last year, Chef MZ impressed his participants with Hatch Chile Chile Verde, just after being voted best Chile Verde in Los Angeles by the L.A. Times.
Recipes for more than seven different Hatch Chile dishes, including dessert, will be demonstrated and then served for all to enjoy. Class goers will take home recipes and step-by-step directions. The cost is $50 per person. Every year the class fills up, so reserve a spot early.
This year’s Hatch cooking demo will give class attendees a taste of what the Hatch Chile roast is all about; Chef MZ will do a live roast at the cooking demo. And what would a cooking demo be without a raffle – the raffle prizes vary from Salsa Grill swag to a free case of roasted Hatch Chiles, available for pick-up on or after the Hatch Chile Roast on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can reserve your case of roasted Hatch Chiles now, as well as select the level of spice – from mild to very hot. Each case is $40 and includes 25 pounds of Hatch Chiles.
That same day, the restaurant will host a special Hatch Chile brunch, also from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The brunch includes a complete Hatch Chile inspired menu. Adult brunch includes champagne or Mimosas.
The Salsa Grill parking lot in front of the restaurant will be filled with roasters and cases of chiles as the restaurant works closely with Melissa’s Produce to ensure the most flavorful peppers for the roast, cooking demo and brunch. Reserve your cases of Hatch Chiles here.
Check out the Hatch Chile cooking demo menu here, Chef MZ’s Hatch Chile brunch menu will be available soon.