By Roy Lie Atjam
The Hague 6 October 2022. The Mexican cuisine is well known for its variety of flavours, colours, and its combination of different spices and unique ingredients. Mexican food is based on corn, peppers, beans and different types of sauces.
In 2010, Mexican cuisine made it to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO)list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The Embassy of the United Mexican States presented the Mexican Flavours Food Festival, a gastronomic dinner prepared by Mexican Chef José Orlando Méndez in collaboration with Leonardo’s Hotel chef Mr. Sido de Brabander.
The food festival took place at Leonardo Royal Hotel The Hague from 6 to 8 October 2022.
On the menu, dishes from various regions: Starter: Bean Cream touch of morita | tortillas stirps Quesadilla queso Sopecito fried beans | lettuce | cream | white cheese
Main courses: Veracruzana Cod Campeche style shrimp coconut | tamarind sauce Enmolada cream | white cheese
Desserts: Dulce de leche crepes Ate with cheese Tequila Ice Cream.
On the opening night, Ambassador H.E. Jose Antonio Zabalgoitia Trejo welcomed the guests and presented the Mexican Chef José Orlando Méndez, who introduced the various dishes. Life music by Alberto Zárraga, a Mexican guitar player animated the gastronomic evening.