Monday, September 21, 2015

A step closer to Mexico

It has been indeed a remarkable day for me, the day I met Chef Margarita Carrillo. She is the author of (Mexico: Cook Book) 

About the chef

Chef and restaurateur Margarita Carrillo Arronte was born into a large family who respected their deep cultural and culinary roots, and has devoted nearly 35 years to help traditional Mexican cuisine find its way to every corner of the world. She has lectured about Mexican food at schools including The Culinary Institute of America and Le Cordon Bleu; served as Vice‐President of the Mexican Conservatory of Gastronomical Culture; and acted as an official representative of Mexico for the G‐20 summit in Los Cabos. She is also a published author who has hosted several food shows for the El Gourmet channel in Mexico. Chef Margarita currently lives with her family and four dogs in Mexico City. 

We had the pleasure of tasting her food at La Vinoteca Barcelona (Adliya, Bahrain)

For starters we had squid & cactus salad. Followed by local fish ceviche that was extremly tasty! 

Have you ever heard of the black fungus that accidentally grows on corn cobs? Neither did I. Well, aparently, it is regarded as a pure Mexican delecassy and the chef prepared it for us within a lentils based soup with goat milk 'labneh'

Our main was a tender duck breast slow-cooked in a green leaf served with gravy & roasted veggies

& now to the best part! You guessed it right - DESERT! 
An unbelievable light & unique goat cheesecake with prickly pear marmalade. The cheesecake had yoghurt  which added a very memorable taste

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