RIYADH: A week-long Mexican food festival called ‘Mexican Gastronomy Week’ featuring mouth-watering cuisine amid a backdrop of special ambience created to showcase the culture of that north American country, was inaugurated by Mexican Ambassador Alfredo Miranda at the InterContinental Riyadh Hotel here today.
Addressing a press conference at the InterContinental Hotel here, Ambassador Miranda said that Mexico’s cuisines has won UNESCO honor. He said that “the Mexican cuisine attained status by UNESCO as an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’. “In fact, the incredible variety of Mexican food is finally receiving its due,” said the envoy, while thanking the InterContinental Hotel for hosting the Mexican gastronomy week from Sept 24 to Sept 30.
The envoy said that “the guests will have an opportunity not only to taste the authentic Mexican cuisine but also to admire Mexican handicrafts and photos from a collection and enjoy live music during the festival.”
Ahmed Mehfouz, IHG senior leader, Area Director of Sales and Marketing Central Province and Government Hotels – KSA, and Eduardo Perez, a prominent Mexican chef and TV show host, who has flown to Riyadh for preparing authentic cuisine, also addressed the press conference. A baggage full of authentic ingredients including spices has been brought to Riyadh, which will be used to prepare the whole range of Mexican dishes, salads and sauces.
Giving details of the Mexican gastronomy week, Ahmed Mahfouz said that the festival will take place in Al Bustan Restaurant of the InterContinental Hotel in Riyadh. He said that the festival is open to public daily from 7:00pm to 11.30 pm daily. Guests can enjoy unlimited selection of traditional Mexican starters, main courses, side dishes and desserts, soft drinks, and selected juices &water.
The InterContinental Riyadh is a luxury hotel with a nine-hole Golf course in the heart of Riyadh. Guests staying or visiting the InterContinental have the option to walk around the 40 hectares of exotic green grounds and relax in the lap of nature. The hotel, which underwent a massive renovation recently, one of the key highlight is the Palms Fitness Centre, sets a new benchmark in the fitness world. The state-of-the-art fitness centre opens 24 hours. Hotel also has 13 fully-equipped meeting and event rooms including the stunning Buraidah Hall with a capacity to accommodate more than 1,500 guests or delegates for the conference. News Desk