KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Flavours of Mexico returns to Malaysia for its fourth consecutive year. This, as an effort to present authentic Mexican cuisine to Malaysians.
Running from the 9th till the 13th of October, the event hosted by the Mexican Embassy in in collaboration with The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, La Boca Latino Bar, Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar, Casa Latina, El Maiz Restaurant, YTL International College of Hotel management and Taylor’s University are working together to present a multi-venue gastronomic week
Mexico’s rich diversity as well as its mixture of ancient civilization with European influence make it unique. Thus, influencing the country’s cuisine. Mexican cuisine has actually been catalogued as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010.
Mexico’s contribution to the world comprises of many natural products used today. Most are used as basic ingredients by many cuisines around the world such as chili peppers, tomato, corn, and avocado. There’s also beans and cocoa which is used to make chocolate. In fact, the words chili and chocolate come from the Náhuatl language of the Aztecs.
This year, Datuk Chef Wan will also be creating the first ever Mexican-Malaysian fusion dish.
At Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill, Chef Manuel Antonio Bernal Sánchez will join hands with Executive Chef Augustin Nogiew to cook delicious Mexican lunches and dinners.
Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar will be hosting a cooking class on 12th October with Chef Manuel who owns a restaurant in Veracruz, México. They will create some of the most typical dishes in the Mexican cuisine – pumpkin soup, Chilaquilles in green sauce, and creamy flan.
Taylor’s University and YTL International College of Hotel Management will be hosting gastronomic workshops. This is for their culinary arts students and will be presented by Chef Manuel.
The team of talented chefs from Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill will also create sensational dinner menus.
The participating restaurants will also distribute a free recipe book edited by the Embassy of Mexico. This contains more than 20 different recipes of the most traditional Mexican dishes which can be prepared with local ingredients.
For Tequila lovers, Consejo Regulador del Tequila and the Cámara Nacional de la Industria Tequilera will also be around during the duration of the festival. One of the representatives of the Consejo Regulador del Tequila will be in Kuala Lumpur from 10th until 13th October promoting tequila at lunch and dinner time at ¨Sentidos¨. – The Binge