If you have a soft spot for Mexican cuisine, you are in luck as Flavours of México returns this week to showcase the Latin American nation’s rich culinary offerings.
Making a comeback for the fourth year running, Flavours of México IV is organised by the Embassy of México to bring more exposure to the UNESCO-recognised irreplaceable flavours of the country. This time around, renowned Latin-American eateries in Kuala Lumpur, namely La Boca Latino Bar, Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar, Casa Latina, El Maíz Restaurant, and Sentidos Gastrobar have partnered with the embassy to whet the appetite of more diners by offering promotional set menus for the occasion.
A Visiting Chef From México
The highlight of the gastronomic week is the presence of Chef Manuel Antonio Bernal Sánchez (pictured in the feature image), the Executive Chef of Mexican restaurant Café La Pasión in Bali, Indonesia and the owner of Chef Art Veracruz in Veracruz, Mexico where he originates from. Chef Manuel will be joining hands with Executive Chef Augustin Nogiew in Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill to show that two cooks in the kitchen are better than one, as they present lip-smacking three-course and four-course meals that will make you say “Ay, que delicioso!”
You could also impress your family and friends with your cooking skills by heading to Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar, where Chef Manuel will be conducting a cooking class on the 12th of October, where you could learn to cook some inherently Mexican dishes such as chilaquiles verdes and flan.
You may also pick up a free cook book from the participating restaurants. Containing more than 20 recipes that can be recreated using local ingredients, the paperback is curated by the Embassy of México.
Having kicked off at the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, Flavours of México IV will run until 13th October 2017. Diners at Sentidos Gastrobar during lunch and dinner will also be taken through a tequila tasting session thanks to Consejo Regulador del Tequila and Cámara Nacional de la Industria Tequilera. Meanwhile, patrons at the other participating restaurants can expect the margarita, a typical tequila drink, to accompany their promotional set meals.
For more information on the mouth-watering activities planned throughout this work week to celebrate Flavours of México IV, head to the Facebook page of the embassy of México here.
If you’re interested in the Latin American in general, check out also a past auction of emeralds obtained from Colombia.