If there is a singular food worthy of its own museum exhibit, it's probably molé, the versatile Mexican sauce that ranges from the pitch-black Oaxacan negro to colorful varieties tinted with tamarind or pistachio.
On Saturday June 2, in connection with LACMA's current exhibition, Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico, the museum is partnering with food-tour company Six Taste to offer an exploration of pre-Columbian Mexican cuisine with a visit to Koreatown's Guelaguezta and East L.A.'s Moles La Tia to sample their molés. (Yep, a private shuttle takes you to the restaurants. How cool is that.)
Tickets are $40 for LACMA and $45 for non-members, which includes that tour vehicle transportation, a curated exhibit tour at LACMA, tastings at both restaurants, and a flight of smoky mezcal at Guelaguetza's recently added mezcalería bar. To purchase tickets call 888 313-0936 or visit sixtaste.com
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