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$60  + Tax/Tip
Mon, 7/11
7:00 PM
Logan Circle

Maiz64

5-Course Inventive Mexican Tasting Event

Pair the traditions, flavors, and techniques of Mexico with the best locally sourced products from the Mid-Atlantic region and you get Maïz64, whose name references the 64 varies of maiz, the Spanish word for corn. Maïz64 came to Logan Circle in the fall of 2021, helmed by Executive Chef Alam Méndez Florián, a native of Oaxaca, the Mexican city that has given rise to one of the world’s great cuisines. After studying at the Instituto Culinario de México in Puebla, Chef Florián held internships at two Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain, Can Fabes and Arzak. He then became sous chef at the Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza in Chile and was the main chef at Don Porfirio restaurant in Guatemala. In 2016, he became chef and partner at Pasillo de Humo in Mexico City, widely regarded as one of that nation’s finest. At Maïz64, Chef Florián is turning out refined and exquisite dishes like a charred broccoli taco with black mole and cashews, esquites (street corn salad) with heirloom Mexican corn, and lobster with mussel tamales atop a lobster-epazote bisque. Eater calls Maïz64 “the most exciting fancy Mexican restaurant D.C. has seen in years,” and we can’t wait to visit!

About the Host:

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Alam Méndez

Executive Chef

Hailing from Mexico and a graduate of the Instituto Culinario de México in Puebla, Chef Alam Méndez has cooked at Intro restaurant under chef Angel Vazquez, at Michelin starred restaurants such as Can Fabes and Arzak, as sous chef at the Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza in Chile, as the main chef at Don Porfirio restaurant in Guatemala, and opened Pasillo de Humo in Mexico. In addition to his experience at these restaurants, he was semi-finalist in San Pellegrino Young Chef Central America & Caribbean and won the third edition of the Joven Promesa Gastronómica Ribera del Duero contest in Mexico City.


The Lineup


All courses will be individually plated.

  1. Tostada de Atún

    tuna tostada with avocado puree, ponzu, cucumber, cilantro, and spicy mayo

  2. Tamal de Elote

    steamed sweet corn tamal with chunky charred tomatillo sauce, pecorino cheese, and greens

  3. Amarillo de Hongos

    seasonal mushroom yellow mole with pickled onions, habanero, chochoyotes, and green beans

  4. Suckling Pig Terrine

    with manchamanteles, sweet potato puree, and carrots

  5. Tamal de Platano

    sweet plantain tamal with mezcal + caramel sauce, cookie crumbles, banana tamal, and sweet cream ice cream

Restaurant Covid 19 Policy


At this event, we will be accommodating all requests for separate tables rather than communal seating. Additionally, all food will be served individually-plated rather than family-style. As per local guidelines, as well as the restaurant's own policy, attendees will not be required to present proof of vaccination for entry.

Maiz64

1324 14th St NW

Washington, DC 20005

Event FAQs


Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID. Additionally, if you plan on purchasing beverages during the event, make sure to bring cash.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $80 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.
What COVID safety precautions will be taken at this event?
At this event, we will be accommodating all requests for separate tables rather than communal seating. Additionally, all food will be served individually-plated rather than family-style. As per local guidelines, as well as the restaurant’s own policy, attendees will not be required to present proof of vaccination for entry.

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