Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Food Glorious Food…Again!

Saturday: Sabores San Miguel. Coming from Chicago, I called it The Taste of San Miguel. This gathering of some of the best eating establishments in San Miguel and I was able to knock 15 restaurants off my list all in just one sitting. 

The winner? An Argentinean beef sandwich that was so good, I couldn't wait to go back the next day for Round II.

Sunday: Dia de Los Locos. You didn’t need an excuse to be crazy. This carnivalesque atmosphere gave me just another reason to love San Miguel. 

Monday: Cooking Classes with Chef Paco Cardenas of El Petit Four

After all these years of coming to Mexico, I finally had an intimate moment with Mexican food. More about this amazing chef who is so passionate about what he does, you can’t help but just sit back and freefall in his moment. He, however, has other ideas and it’s a hands-on day in the classroom with Chef Paco.

From a tour of the San Miguel market (I finally know where to buy everything from fresh lemongrass to corn to comals) to his spur of the moment decision to put carnitas on the cooking menu that day, this was the best cooking class I’ve been to…and I’ve been to a lot of them.

Tuesday: Just like in the Carnita restaurant in Toluca I use to go to, it’s Carnitas for breakfast and I can’t think of any better time to have them.

Carnitas Bautista is on the menu this morning and Paco will join all of us from the class again to show us another great place to get carnitas in San Miguel besides his very own kitchen.

I’ve heard the gorditas are flat and filled, instead of being puffy, split and stuffed. Either way, I'm sure I'll eat a stack of them.

More about all of these amazing experiences later this week!

Buen Aptito!