Celebrate Mexican Cultural Week with Pre-Hispanic meal by El Rey executive chef at Philadelphia Magic Gardens

Sample delicacies eaten by the Aztecs before colonization like grasshopper, huitlachoche and andquelites from the El Rey Executive Chef

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Magic Gardens

On Friday, May 3, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is celebrating Mexican Cultural Week with a Pre-Hispanic Culinary Experience by El Rey executive chef Dioncio Jimenez from 6 to 8 p.m. In 2010, Mexican gastronomy was recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

Guests will dine on a three-course meal featuring delicacies eaten by the Aztecs, prior to colonization, like grasshopper croquettes, huitlacoche with squash blossoms, escamoles with epazote on tlayuditas and michmole soup with fish and ants’ crust. The event is part of Mexican Cultural Week in Philadelphia, which runs May 1-5 and is organized by the Mexican Cultural Center and the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia.

A limited number of tickets are available for $100 per person and can be purchased by calling 215-592-0410.