In July 2017, we hosted our first New York event in partnership with a Oaxaca-based partner and friend -- chef Paulina Garcia of Suculenta -- for an evening to celebrate and support the exchange of research, conversation & creative work between places, people and disciplines.
The chefs, creators, and hosts that made this event possible were past & future Pocoapoco residents & collaborators based in New York who have spent time researching, sharing and learning in Oaxaca.
This event launched a larger program to bring our community of partners, artists and friends from Mexico to showcase and build on their work and experience of Oaxaca in New York.
Thank you to the 200 + supporters who came out for this beautiful evening.
THESE EVENTS ARE PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 99 SCOTT, AN ARTS VENUE IN BROOKLYN.
// July 13th 2017 //
POCOAPOCO with SUCULENTA, ANDREA GENTL, PILAR GUZMÁN, ROANNE ADAMS & 99 SCOTT
// SUCULENTA //
is an innovative food preservation kitchen and shop in Oaxaca focusing on local ingredients, sustainable practices and food education.
// OAXACA SUCULENTA //
is an evening to celebrate and support the exchange of research, conversation & creative work between places, people and disciplines.
The chefs, creators, and hosts that made this event possible were past & future Pocoapoco residents & collaborators based in New York who have spent time researching, sharing and learning in Oaxaca. We are now working to bring our community of partners, artists and friends from Mexico to build on these experiences of Oaxaca in New York.
// FOOD //
Jalapeño Sauerkraut. & Beet Sauerkraut
Fermented Baby Carrots with Chili and Ginger
Fermented Radishes & Fermented Beet Cubes
Green Jalapeño Escabeche
Pickled Red Onion with Habanero Chili
Chilli Oil with Chile the Onza from the coast of Oaxaca
Hibiscus and Cardamom Jam from the coast of Oaxaca
by SUCULENTA & ELEVEN 36
2 Tamales :: Guajillo & Pork // Tomato, Onion, Queso
2 Ensaladas :: Corn & Cotija // Charred Poblano
12 Salsas :: Costeño, Pulla & Peanut // Morita & Piloncillo// Mole Oaxaqueño // Poblano, Pistachio & Epazote // Avocado Salsa // Fermented Green Chilies & Pepita // Pineapple & Allium // Guajillo & Almond // Korean Chilies & Orange // Salsa Molcajete // Roast Tomatillo, Serrano, Cilantro Macho // Frijoles Refritos
by YONG SHIN & RIGO VAZQUEZ of Insa
by LEE DESROSIERS of Achilles Heel
with Fermented Chile, Lemon Verbena, Summer Berries
Grilled Whitingwith Oregano Ramp Salsa
by JOINT VENTURE NYC
// DRINK //
Txakolina Rose Wine
Cacao Husk & Chili Cocktail with YOLA MEZCAL
& Michelada Cubana
by ARLEY MARKS of Honey’s
// SPACE //
Floral Installation by SAIPUA
Photography by ANDREA GENTL
Ceramics by SIMONE BODMER TURNER
Music by SOUNDS DISASTROUS
Music by VALLEY OF SOUND
Scent by OLEAR SCENTS
// GALLERY SHOP //
PAULINA GARCIA , Suculenta
OWYN RUCK, Succurro
TATIANA GODOY BETANCUR, Olear Scents
FORREST LEWINGER, Workaday Handmade
DANIELA JACOBS, Arc Objects
CAROLINE Z HURLEY
CARA MARIE PIAZZA, Calyx Intimates
LAUREN SNYDER, The Primary Essentials
SARAH RYHANEN, Saipua
// Many thanks to //
99 Scott// YOLA Mezcal // Heather Waraksa
FABR Studio// Stortz Lighting// Moore PA Hire
// Note //
Upon arriving in New York to attend this event, guest chef Paulina Garcia (of Suculenta) was declined entrance to the U.S. with no explanation. Despite mutual frustration and infuriation, we’re excited to celebrate our partnership and collaboration with her and our other friends in Oaxaca tonight.
After several hours of shock and denial, it hit me. This goes beyond borders. This goes beyond our presidents. This is us sharing knowledge and culture and sharing what we know and what we love to do. So it is not about me being there, it is not about a wasted opportunity. It’s about standing together side by side even if it’s not in person. If it means anything it means we need to be united and better than borders, language and political opinions...So I encourage you not to feel bad about the situation.... It is simply the reflection of what we are living today. Let’s do everything we want to do because we are humans and we are amazing.... I should not feel defeated but grateful. Grateful to be able to share and communicate with such talented people... Much love to all of you from México.... My thoughts from me and my team are with you. Love, Paulina
photos: Heather Waraksa