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Mexican Food
Hola! to Mexican Cuisine
Posted by: White Lion
Date: 28.08.2014
Sombreros, cacti, tacos and enchiladas. The stereotypical associations to the fascinating Central American country of Mexico. But when it comes to the nation’s food, there is far more to it than many of us would imagine.

Most will be familiar with or at least heard of chef, Ferran Adrià. He helped make El Bulli the officially-recognised ‘best restaurant in the world’, with three Michelin stars and a mighty reputation for controversial and experimental cuisine. His brother, Albert, also a high-end chef, has been building a small restaurant empire in Barcelona, serving traditional Spanish food, Peruvian, Japanese and now, taking on Mexican.

Mexico has a growing culinary reputation, with two of its restaurants, Pujol and Biko, making the ‘World’s 50 Best’ list in 2013. Here in the UK, chains such as Benito’s Hat, Chiquitos and London’s Chilango are making headway, taking on the high-street dominance of Indian and Chinese restaurants. We’re now also seeing the emergence of high end Mexican eateries, with fine-dining restaurants such as Peyote, in Mayfair.

Paco Méndez, the head chef of Adrian Adriàs Barcelona–based Mexican restaurants, believes there has always been more to Mexican food than initially meets the eye:

"For me, only China has as much richness and variety in its cuisine as Mexico," he says. "We have something that others don't have and that's different climates: we're on the equator and in the tropics, but we also have the cold, the sea and the mountains."

For your very own taste of Mexico, join us on 13th September and kick back with authentic food, amigos and a little tequila!

Find out more about our 4-course ‘One Night in Mexico’…

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