Women are the architects of society, famed author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe once said.
That continues to be true, with women trailblazing their way in male-dominated realms, including culinary arts and mixology. New Mexico women in both fields are ready to showcase their skills during a 10-course pairing experience appropriately named the League of Extraordinary Women Dinner. The all-female event on Aug. 2 at Hollow Spirits Distillery will showcase some of the best chefs and mixologists New Mexico has to offer. Chefs Marie Yniguez, Kayla Vallejos, Lisa Sanchez and Sara Tori-Green will construct courses for the extraordinary menu.
“I think it’s going to be some heavy hitters,” said chef Marie Yniguez, owner of Bocadillos. “To think we have some younger chefs coming in, and these girls have been doing amazing things, and I think it’s going to be the highlight of female chefs and what’s happening. A lot of the times, female chefs don’t get the front page and stuff like that, and it’s about time for everybody to do it and make some beautiful food, different concepts, and just bringing women chefs to the table.”