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Christmas Tamalada Zoom Party at Sylvia’s
December 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm$45 – $65
Tamales-Making tradition for friends and family adapts to the times Dec. 23
For generations, one of the most popular holiday traditions among Latino families everywhere has been the Tamalada party.
By tradition, on Christmas Eve, friends, family and neighbors gather at one location to make tamales. Dozens upon dozens of tamales. After a full night of fun, laughter and assembling, the tamales are steamed and enjoyed.
This year is, as one may have noticed, is anything but traditional. What was, isn’t a good idea, and what is, doesn’t inspire fun, laughter and a night making tamales with neighbors and friends. Fortunately, there’s a little thing called adaptation.
That’s exactly what Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen owner and chef Sylvia Casares is doing to hold on to old traditions while keeping safe in these pandemic times.
On Wednesday, Dec. 23, she’s going to host a seasonal Tamalada party with all the fun, camaraderie and treasured tamales, but with the magic of technology – namely Zoom – at homes across the state.
From 2 to 4:30 p.m., Sylvia will be hosting the party from her own kitchen and showing everyone the ancient art of making tamales. Participants have several options for joining. Pay $65, and Sylvia’s will provide everything that’s needed to make a dozen tamales, plus directions and information on all the utensils needed to make them. The kits can be picked up any time before 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 from the Sylvia’s location on Eldridge only (the kits are NOT available at the Woodway location). Then, at 2, the party begins at homes across the region. Making your own margaritas is optional, but foolish not to.
For those outside of Houston or who wish to purchase the ingredients themselves, a list of everything needed will be provided. The cost for joining in this case is $45.
As a special bonus, anyone taking the class has the option of purchasing additional prepared tamales or ingredients for just $15 per dozen.
To reserve your place at Sylvia’s Tamalada Zoom party, call the Eldridge location at 832-230-3842. All reservations and additional tamale orders must be placed no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18.
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen has two locations for dining, take out or delivery: 6401 Woodway Dr., 713-334-7295, and 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, 832-230-3842. www.sylviasenchiladas.com