Know Your Food's Story: Masa
"Without corn, there is no culture."
Executive Chef Rick Lopez shares insight on the lifecycle of masa + why it was important for him to bring the process 100% in-house.
Torta of the Month
Every month, we feature a new torta on special with a portion of the proceeds going to a different cause near & dear to our hearts.
October's special is the Camote Al Pastor with sweet potato, grilled pineapple salpicón, smashed avocado & black bean purée.
Our beneficiary this month is the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas.
James Beard Showcase
La Condesa was wildly honored to host the James Beard Foundation x Blue Foods SXSW event showcasing responsibly sustained blue foods, and we even traded in our margs (rare) for incredible pairings by Dough Wines. On the table were delicately prepared canapés and dishes featuring a number of ATX chefs, including La Condesa's own Chef Rick. The vibes are good, y'all. Below is a rundown of the featured foods:
Grilled guy of Mexico mussels with Monterrey bay seaweed company with sea lettuce verde by chef Rick Lopez.
Murder Point Oysters with Blue Evolution Alaskan Kombu by Chef Michael Fojtasek
Hill Country Sourdough with Kelp Butter by Chef David Noman
Grain Salad, Lightly Smoked Reverence Trout with Fermented Vegetables by chef Ann Kim
Grilled Kvaroy Arctic Salmon with Mustard-Miso Sabayon & Mustard Greens by chef Andrew Zimmern
Basque Cheesecake with Candied Monterrey Bay Seaweed Company Sea Grapes by Chef Tavel Brisol-Joseph