Mexican Chef Exchange Comes to Twin Cities with Unique Dining Events
Minneapolis, Minn. (Sept. 28, 2016)
WHAT: In 2015, Sabores CDMX (Flavors of Mexico City) was launched to promote Mexico City gastronomy and encourage international tourism to Mexico City. This program pairs renowned chefs from Mexico City with U.S. chefs to create culinary experiences for diners that capture the essence and flavor of Mexico City. For its 2016 program, the Tourism Trust selected Minneapolis-St. Paul, based on its vibrant culinary community.
Four chefs from Mexico City (see below) will spend the week of October 10 in the Twin Cities area, partnering with three host restaurants and local hotspots. During the week’s dinner services, patrons will have the opportunity to order from an authentic Mexican menu, specially prepared by the chefs from Mexico City.
WHO: Four renowned chefs from Mexico City (Chef Fernando Martínez of Yuban and Seneri;
Chef Arturo Fernández of La República and Raíz; and Chefs Cesar Vázquez Trejo and Diego Niño of NEXO) and three renowned chefs from the Twin Cities (Chef Jim Christiansen of Heyday; Chef Mike DeCamp of Monello; and Chef Ryan Cook of Sea Change).
WHEN AND WHERE: An invitation-only media event will take place from 5-7pm on Tuesday, October 11 at Cooks of Crocus Hill (877 Grand Avenue).
The chef exchange dinners, open to the public, will take place during service hours at participating restaurants the evenings of October 13, 14 and 15 (Thursday-Saturday).
Participating diners will be qualified to enter a contest for a trip for two to Mexico City, including airline tickets, lodging for two nights, and dinner at one of the participating restaurants. To enter the contest, diners must share a photo of their meal on Instagram using the hashtag #MexicoCityFlavors.
No advance tickets are needed, though participating restaurants encourage diners to make reservations.