Cooking Class

Cooking class at Nostalgia Latin Market

Hendrik (“Enrique”) Varju is of Mexican and Hungarian heritage, his mother born in Guadalajara and his father in Budapest. He spent his childhood cooking and baking with his mother. He has been running cooking seminars and classes since 2007 and we’re pleased to have him return to Nostalgia Latin Market for another traditional Mexican meal and cooking class.

Hendrik (Enrique) Varju

Best Guacamole

Hendrik will start you off with the Best Guacamole You’ve Ever Had featuring garlic, shallots, pickled jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice and toasted coriander seed. Then he will show you how to make “Frijoles Borrachos” (“Drunken Beans”) pinto beans featuring bacon, white onion, serrano chiles, cilantro and gold tequilas. You can eat it these appetizers on top of Mexican Tostadas or whith Nacho Chips.

After the great Guacamole & Frijoles Borrachos,  you’ll enjoy some fantastic Enchiladas Rojas Con Pollo (“Chicken Enchiladas with Red Sauce”). They are crunchy but soft at the same time, these enchiladas feature finely cut chicken flavoured with cumin, garlic, Mexican oregano, paprika and salsa, topped with onion, lettuce, cilantro, Crema, cheese “duro blando” or “Cotija” and a red enchilada sauce made with ancho and guajillo chiles.



Gelatina Tres Leches

Hendrik will finish off the evening serving Gelatina de Tres Leches with Kahlua. A delicous Mexican gelatin made with milk, evaporated milk and condensed milk, topped with a splash of Kahlua. There is no better way to finish off a Mexican meal!


Our Cooking Classes are always an evening to remember, as Hendrik shows you some of the tastiest food Mexico has to offer. Not only will you learn a great deal about Mexican food and enjoy eating it, but you will also go home with all the recipes. So you can start to cook this incredible food for your family at home. Sign up with your spouse and/or some friends and enjoy the evening.

Sombrero is optional!