Foodies won’t want to miss out on San Miguel de Allende’s annual food festival — Mexico’s most anticipated culinary event of the year. Around 2,000 people from far and near are expected to converge to enjoy the tasting menus prepared by 50 of the most popular national and international chefs, as well as a variety of musical performances, wine tastings and product exhibits. Over 100 exhibitors including hotels, restaurants, caterers, artisans, local food producers and wineries will be present to exhibit their new products and services.
San Miguel Food Festival Event Details
There will be a ‘Kick-Off Dinner’ July 14th starting at 8pm to initiate the event at Hotel Matilda’s Moxi restaurant featuring two of Mexico’s top chefs. In charge of the multi-course meal are Enrique Olvera, the renowned Mexican chef at the head of Moxi, and Matteo Salas, executive chef at acclaimed Aperi, voted Best New Restaurant and Best Hotel Restaurant according to Travel and Leisure.
“The Kick-Off Dinner” at Hotel Matilda is the perfect launch for our 2016 food festival,” said Bruce James, Director of Hotel Matilda. “Moxi is the hub for exciting gourmet events in San Miguel de Allende, and it’s impossible to imagine a more delicious menu than one created by awarded chef Matteo Salas and Mexico’s renowned international celebrity chef Enrique Olvera.”
To end the dinner with a beat is a live performance by Los Rumberos de Massachusetts, bringing a blend of flamenco, rumba, reggae and Latin rock.
Limited seating of 120 people. The cost is 2,500 pesos, or about $141, not including service. For reservations: [email protected] or Tel. +52(415) 152 10 15
The festival will commence at Hacienda Los Picachos from 2:00-10:00pm, Friday July 15th; 12:00-10:00pm, Saturday, and 11:00am-7:00pm Sunday. Every day will include a variety of events such as:
Tasting Table — For the first time different tasting areas will be set up to give guests the opportunities to taste the best of Mexican wines, mescals, and beers along with cooking demonstrations and exhibitions. Among them are the winery Cuna de Tierra, Bocanegra brewery, Monin, Wine Gurus, Vinos + Tapas, Tequila Don Ramon, and many more.
Chef’s Table — The festival’s most anticipated event will have visitors savoring a wide range of first class meals prepared by both Mexican and international chefs. The chefs will be divided into teams to prepare unique and innovative meals. The invited state of Tabasco will bring a special presentation to the Chef’s Table: “The Dinner of Eden,” which features a generous bed of smoked oysters. Cocktails will be served by one of the featured teams made up of four chefs from the Rosewood San Miguel. Among the participating chefs will be Najat Kaanache Amghiraf, one of the world’s leading female chefs. The Moroccan native trained at Ferran Adria’s renowned El Bulli in Spain and then honed her skills at prestigious Noma in Copenhagen, French Laundry in Yountville, California, Per Se in New York City and Alinea in Chicago, working alongside such culinary giants as Rene Redzepi, Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz and Martin Berasetegui. She went on to instruct chefs worldwide on the latest culinary techniques and lecture at major universities and festivals on the science of cooking with White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses. The Chef’s table is designed by one of the most recognized design houses in Mexico, Casa Armida.
The Chef’s Table meals range between 1,200 pesos (about $63) and 2000 pesos (about $105).
Viernes 15 de Julio, 6:00 pm: Elliot The Furniture, Band from Guadalajara.
Sábado 16 de julio, 4:00 pm: Makupa. rock-pop/cello
Sábado 16 de Julio, 6:00 pm: Los Rumberos de Massachusetts.
Domingo 17 de julio, 2:00 pm: Guacamole, Mexican rap band.
Domingo 17 de Julio, 4:00 pm: Taciturno, Classic rock, Bajío