The Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston (IHCH) hosted another Culinary Pop-Up last Thursday evening, this time to celebrate Mexico, highlighting its diverse culture and rich gastronomy.

Organized by IHCH Board Member Adriana Calhoon, the event featured performances by Mexican singer Diana Torres, native dance group Chikahua, “Calavera con calavera” from Grupo de Teatro Indigo, Miss Belleza Mexico USA participated with an array of Mexican costumes highlighting the vibrating and colorful Mexican culture, and an Ar7seven gallery with paintings by Mexican artists Katya Du Pond and David Triano.

The Organization also recognized several community leaders, sponsors and members that continued to support IHCH and provide services to the Hispanic community over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the recognized community leaders were: Samuel Peña , Chief of the Houston Fire Department, Alba Coello, Consul of Ecuador in Houston, Adrian Garcia, Commissioner Harris County Precinct 2, Francisco Sanchez, Deputy Homeland Security & Emergency Management Coordinator of Harris County, Ed Gonzalez, Harris County Sheriff.

Among the special guests were the prestigious Mexican Consulate in Houston, and longtime IHCH supporters Dorothy Caram and Nelly Fraga.

Among the sponsors that received certificates of appreciation were Ted Eckenrod, Arnold and Veronica Gacita, Angie and Joel Garza, Aurora Gonzalez, Gabriela Hanratty, Mely Jimenez, Ricardo Nazario, Rick Perez, Irma Rosas and Randall and Robie Stenoien.

Cuchara Restaurant catered the event with numerous mouth-watering Mexican dishes, while Goya took care of the drinks that included refreshing lime margaritas and delicious micheladas.

The Institute holds Culinary Pop-Ups with a different Hispanic country at center stage on regilar basis. All profit goes toward funding scholarships for Hispanic youth. Stay tuned to the website to find out what country will be celebrated next.