It was packed at Milestone Culinary Arts Center last night for the Second Annual Savor Mexico. The celebration raises money for the Greenville Avenue Business Association Scholarship Fund which provides funds for area high school students to use for college. Attendees dined on food authentic to the region of Guanajuato cooked by students from that area who had won a competition to present their food at the event.
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The Mexican Consulate to the United States provided support to bring the students to Dallas to cook their winning recipes in the Milestone kitchen. Specialties included Sopa de Requeson (Mexican Ricotta Soup) which included a taco dorado dipped in the soup and marinated purple onions sprinkled on top. Mil Hojas Guanajuato (Mexican Lasagna) made with layers of poblano peppers, sour cream, jack cheese, onion, garlic, epazote, basil, carrots and celery. Dessert was Pastel de Jicama (Jicama Cake) a subtle alternative to dulce de
leche made with condensed milk, cream, vanilla, mint, maple syrup and grated jicama – garnished with fresh strawberries. Guests cold choose from beverages from a variety of sponsors including Bohemia or (new) Victoria beer, Chilean Chardonnay or Merlot wine, Cruzan rum or (the most popular choice) Margaritas made from Sauza Tequila. Other sponsors provided food and funds for the event.
This event was founded by Jorge Levy, owner of Desperados restaurants. In this video he explains his aims in establishing it and talks about the food of Guanajuato.
The recipes served at the event will appear on the menu at Desperados starting in May. In the meantime, if you know of anywhere in town that serves the food of this region, please coment below. After last night’s introduction I’m anxious to try it again.