It wouldn’t be the holidays without tamales at Agave Cocina & Tequilas.
If you love Mexican cuisine, you’ll know that tamales are a tradition that’s bar none. At Grand Ridge Plaza, Agave Cocina & Tequilas makes the finest homemade tamales in the region – but only for a limited time.
Agave Cocina & Tequilas co-owner Faviola Ramos learned the art of tamale-making from her mother, Maria Ramos. Faviola, who co-owns Agave with her brother Federico, loves sharing this tradition with the community. “Agave’s holiday tamales are made from a cherished family recipe that my mother and I cooked together for gatherings and Christmas Eve,” she said. “The sharing of traditions makes the holiday season so special, and trying new foods is a wonderful way to experience those traditions first-hand.”
From December 7 through December 24, holiday tamales will be featured on the menu at Agave Cocina & Tequilas. Large takeout orders are also available for holiday gatherings. The 2016 varieties include Roasted Poblano and Cheese, Shredded Chicken and Vegetables, Shredded Beef Brisket, Pork, and a vegan option. This season, Faviola has even created a Mexican Chocolate Tamale.
The finest tamales take hours to prepare and are made from fresh masa and corn husks. Chefs dedicate at least three hours to the process, but many cooks report that it can take all day. Preparing the masa is the most time-consuming step of the recipe. In fact, the daylong process of making tamales has become a social event, called a tamalada.
The return of traditional foods such as tamales is a hallmark of the holidays. Whether you’re dreaming of honey-baked ham, cedar plank salmon or Agave’s new chocolate tamales, we hope you’re enjoying this peak foodie season.
To place a special order for holiday tamales from Agave Cocina & Tequilas, call 425-369-8900.READ MORE