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Oaxacan Caldo de Piedra Pop-Up at Quiote

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Quiote is thrilled to host our friends from Oaxaca-based restaurant Caldo de Piedra for two special nights celebrating a pre-Hispanic delicacy, Caldo de Piedra (hot stone soup.)

We will be hosting two seatings on both April 10 and April 11, the first at 6:30 p.m. and the second at 8:30 p.m.

Join Caldo de Piedra and Quiote on April 10 and 11 for a three-course dinner focused around the customary stone soup that has been a cultural tradition for more than 2,000 years.

Members of the Gachupín family, who opened their restaurant Caldo de Piedra in Oaxaca in 1996, will be cooking alongside the Quiote team and meeting with guests to discuss the history of the dish.

Caldo de Piedra is a traditional freshwater seafood soup from San Felipe Usila including red snapper, shrimp, cilantro, chiles, tomatoes and epazote. The soup is cooked using white hot river stones.

Quiote will be cooking a starter before the stone soup is presented to each guest in a native gourd and is cooked at the table by placing a stone from a Oaxacan riverbed in the soup.

Each ticket includes a starter and dessert from Quiote as well as a pour of mezcal and optional screening of a documentary on the history and origins of the soup.

Guests will be able to take home the river stones after the meal.

Each $46.46 tickets includes two starters and one bowl of Caldo de Piedra alongside a pour of mezcal. The total includes 10.25% tax and 18% gratuity.

The soup is a symbol of peace, coexistence and unity among the Chinantec people, who continue to speak in their native mother tongue today.

Caldo de Piedra, the restaurant, was opened in 1996 by the Gachupín Velasco family on the main street of their village, Usila, in the northern reaches of Oaxaca State along the Usila River. The family's intention was to teach Usila's visitors about stone soup.

The collaborative effort between Quiote and Caldo de Piedra is a cultural exchange that we hope connects our two places through food and drink.