Savor Mexico

Folk dancer (left); Food carving by Edubijes Mojica (right); photos by Carol Shih

Alejandra Arreguin, a 23-year-old student of the Politécnico de Guanajuato, is one of five students who traveled all the way from León, Mexico to Dallas last week for the 3rd Annual Savor Mexico (a collaboration between Desperados, the Consulate General of Mexica, and Politécnico de Guanajuato). Arreguin and the other 1st place winners from their respective categories prepared award winning dishes for a large crowd that gathered at The Milestone Culinary Arts on Friday. Desperados provided margaritas and mojitos as traditional Mexican music played throughout the evening, creating a festive ambience for the Yucatan-inspired dishes.

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The winners hold their trophies

Alejandra Arreguin, 1st Place, Appetizer
Sergio Hernandez, 1st Place, Entrée
Anne Nova de la Tejera, 1st Place, Mixology
Edubijes Mojica, 1st Place, Food Carving
Erik Trujillo, 1st Place, Desserts

Alejandra's appetizer: Panucho De Cazon - topped with black beans, sahrk, epzote, manzano y habanero peppers
Erik Trujillo's dessert: Helado de Lima - Fresh lime ice cream topped with pumpkin seeds, mint leaves, raspberries and served with a pasta cigarillo