No Mas Cantina Mexican Food Fest: Jalisco
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No Mas! Hacienda & Cantina, the well known Mexican Restaurant + Artisan Market, will host a tribute to four states of Mexico: Oaxaca, Yucatan, Michoacán, and Jalisco, during Hispanic Heritage Month, in conjunction with the Mexican Consulate and the Mexico Tourism Board.
Each of the four weeks will focus on one state, featuring their classic dishes in the cantina and folk art from that region in the Artisan Market, with a presentation each Saturday.
“We will show the culinary heritage of four Mexican states,” explained Melody Voirin, the Cantina’s executive chef. “Our guests will have the opportunity to taste the black mole of Oaxaca and other traditional flavors during the first week, and cochinita pibil from the state of Yucatan in the second week.”
Following in week three will be Carnitas Estilo Michoacán, the region’s celebrated fried pork, particularly famous in the Quiroga municipality of the state. Traditionally prepared in huge copper pots (made in Santa Clara del Cobre), different parts of the pig are fried in lard from the same animal. The meat is served in tacos with corn tortillas, cilantro, onion, sauces, and lime. Tortas Ahogadas, a favorite of Jalisco, will be featured the fourth week.
Also, during the Saturdays of each of the four weeks, No Más Hacienda will display an array of traditional handcrafts from each of these states. The owners of No Mas!, Walt Bilinski and Steve MacNeil, handed pick them and will share the story of the artisans who make them.
The four-week event will also feature mariachi music, folk dances and free chocolate and art workshops -same day registration is required.