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We kicked things off with a new booth – but now we're taking it back to a classic that's been shining in recent years.
Located just outside the Mexico pavilion, the Mexico booth has three food items this year – two savory and one sweet. And lots of drinks. 😉
- Taco de Puerco: Shredded Pork Belly on a Corn Tortilla with Salsa Verde (DDP snack credit eligible) ($6.50)
I love a good shredded pork belly – not to mention a light salsa verde – especially in the summer heat and this hit the mark perfectly. The tostada might have been my #1 personal choice at this booth but this one wasn't far behind.
- Tostada de Carne: Braised Beef on a Corn Tostada with Mole Oaxaqueño and Chicharrón Dust (DDP snack credit eligible) ($6.95)
If I had to choose one item at this booth to gift to all of you, it would be this. Wow is this good. The thick crisp tostada is the perfect support system for a pile of mole and melt in your mouth braised beef. I'll be back for this one without question.
- Capirotada de Chocolate: Chocolate Bread Pudding served with Chocolate Abuelita Crème Anglaise (DDP snack credit eligible) ($4.75)
If you like sweet, this is really, really good. It was a little rich for my taste buds but that all boiled down to personal preference – as my kids licked the plate clean. It's a moist, dense, rich dessert…and the little flowers are a sweet touch. Definitely measures up to any of the popular bread puddings on property.
- Smokey Margarita: Mezcal Ilegal, Pineapple-Ginger Juice, Agave Nectar, 100% Agave Tequila and Ancho Reyes Liqueur served on the rocks with a spicy Salt Rim ($11.25)
This might be my go to drink this year. It's so good and refreshing and just interesting enough with the smokey flavor. And it's a rare proper drink from a booth. There are plenty of drinks at Food & Wine that are very good but too often I feel like I'm dropping $$$$ on a shot glass of wine. This is a big, proper drink of the level you'd expect at a good on property lounge and I'm here for it.
I'll be back for the tostada and smokey margarita without question – but for now?