Chef Pilar Cabrera of Oaxaca Teaches at Canadian Chef’s School

I read this blog post below and then the first thing I did was ask Pilar if I could take a cooking class with her when I get to Oaxaca in early March.  I am waiting to hear and keeping my fingers crossed.  Anyone want to go with me?

Pilar just completed teaching a series of cooking classes in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.  These photos of the dishes she created are extraordinary.

Pilar stands among the leading culinary figures of Oaxaca, Mexico where Mole (moh-lay) is king.  Her command center is the kitchen and dining room at La Olla Restaurant, adjacent to Casa Las Bugambilias B&B, on Av. Reforma between Av. Constitucion and Av. Abasolo just around the corner from the Ethnobotanical Gardens and Santo Domingo Church.

Her food is innovation yet traditional.  I love the torta vegetariana on pan integral, a beautiful whole wheat bun that is flavorful and healthy, stuffed with quesillo, avocado, and sprouts.  Her squash blossom soup is among the best I have ever tasted, smooth, rich and creamy, a blossom floating on the surface like the elegant, edible flower that it is.  My pet peeve is lukewarm soup.  I can always rely on a hot, steaming bowl of liquid to arrive at my table at La Olla.

Now, I am eagerly awaiting Pilar’s reply for the possibility of my participating in her cooking class.  Stay tuned!

2 responses to “Chef Pilar Cabrera of Oaxaca Teaches at Canadian Chef’s School

  1. happy memories of attending pilar’s cooking class and going to la olla twice for fabulous meals in 2010. when will she come to hawaii?

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