The Mexican Fiesta @ InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Mexico has long been recognised for its natural beauty and traditions that reflect centuries of history and cultural legacy. To add even more accolades, in 2010, the UNESCO committee for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed Mexican Cuisine on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Do watch the following short and very entertaining documentary about Mexican cuisine.

Mexican cuisine is colourful, intense, spicy and exciting. The staples are corn and beans but those are not the least boring when you take into consideration the many spices that goes into making of each Mexican dish. Be prepared for a whole experience of sweet, salty, spicy and colours! We had a sneak peek at the Mexican Fiesta that's coming to InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. It was an eye opener to sit through the cooking demonstration by Paula Estefania Gallegos Galeana who taught us how to make the perfect Quesadilla.
Madam Lourdes Sosa Marquez from the Embassy of Mexico sharing interesting bits about Mexico.
Paula Estefania Gallegos Galeana demonstrates how simple it is to make Quesadilla
Just flour and water to make tortillas
And the filling is basically up to you though I loved it best with cheese and some meat.
Or simply with some roasted tomato salsa!
Simple and yummy...I will follow up with the recipe some time in April:D

A cold margarita is a perfect accompaniment for all those chats and tortilla chips. At hand was mixologist Conor Hadlington who whipped out some amazing margaritas while we chatted and munched. 
No worries...there is plenty to go around!
Addictive and yummy! I love the tangy salsa and prefer guacamole only during the day. Do you know why? Hehehe

The Mexican Fiesta is a collaboration between KLM and the Embassy of Mexico in Malaysia. To give  us an authentic experience, two extraordinary Mexican Chefs Tania Gonzalez and Salvador Vasquez will be specially flown in from Presidente InterContinental Mexico to cook up an authentic Mexican Feast then.  The menus will focus on staying true to the characteristics Mexican cuisine. Among the dishes on the menu:
Appetizers on the menu include:

• Ensalada de Nopales - Cactus Salad
• Guacamole con Totopos - Avocado Dip with Tortilla Chips
• Salpicon de res a La Mexicana - Strips of Meat Mexican style
• Ensalada de Calabaza con Frijoles y Cilantro - Zucchini and Bean Salad with Cilantro

Main dishes on the menu include:
• Arroz a La Mexicana - Mexican Rice
• Albondigas con salsa de Tomate - Meatballs with a Mild Chilli Sauce
• Camarones al Pasilla y Guayaba - Shrimps in a Chilli Guava sauce
• Barbacoa de Cordero de Hidalgo – Barbequed Lamb served in Hidalgo style
• Quesadillas y Tortillas Calientes - Corn tortillas and tortillas with different fillings

Desserts on the menu include:
• Flan al Caramelo - Crème Caramel
• Churros – Deep Fried Pasty Sticks
• Arroz con Leche - Rice Pudding

Remember to block your calendar to experience this exciting mexican Fiesta. Priced at RM82++ per person for Mexican Fiesta Lunch and RM98++ per person for Mexican Fiesta Dinner, this promotion happens from the 1st to 15th April 2013.
Serena Brasserie
Ground Floor
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur.
T: +603 2782 6228

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