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The Mexico Spring Food And Wine Festival Gourmet Taco Competition

March 9, 2017Read More

Springtime means warm weather and in Mexico it means it is time for the Mexican Food and Wine Festival in late April. The festival features gourmet Mexican food with top regional wines.

One thing that caught my eye was the fact that in the midst of this Springtime festival of fine wine and regional favorites, there is going to be a gourmet taco competition. I do not use the term gourmet lightly. The competition:

  • Features a dozen gourmet Mexican chefs
  • Costs a $100 to enter
  • Will have a vote at the end

I put a clip on this article of the festival that shows the different events of the festival including a past taco competition. It looked incredible.  I would say it is a very serious competition for an authentic dish.

I am guessing there will be some wide variations due to the creative flair of the chefs and the variety of taco toppings. This could also be attributed as authenticity. While the taco started in one region of Mexico, it quickly found it’s way into the different regions of Mexico. Each region put there own spin on this iconic dish.

Another spin on this dish is it will served with gourmet wines. This idea intrigues me. I have never had to pair wine with tacos. I would imagine it would be a lot of fun to “figure” out what works. I will go out on limb and guess richer meat like steak or beef would tend to go with light or dark reds. A chicken or fish taco might lean toward the white wine family. Personally I think the taco goes with anything. It is like what vanilla is to ice cream, mix it, merge and it always works.

In a way the taco was made to be adapted. The simple idea of the tortilla with meat and toppings could be adopted to just about anything…and has. In America we have everything from Tex-Mex to fast food tacos which are more of a caricature of Tex-Mex food than the real deal.

Come Enjoy Tacos At Our Mexican Restaurant in Williamsburg, Virginia

If you cannot make it to Mexico which I would imagine many of us will not be leaving The Burg to be at this Festival at the end of April, we offer authentic Mexican and Latin Food at El Sabroson Restaurant on Waller Mill Road. You can get tacos made with:

  • Steak
  • Beef
  • Tripa
  • Chicken
  • Charcoal Chicken
  • Pulled Pork
  • Pork and Pineapple
  • Chorizo(sausage) and Chicken

Take It A Step Further: Mix Other Latin Foods With Mexican

best spanish rice virginiaYou can also take it a step further and take your own gourmet taco journey at our buffet. Paired with many Mexican food favorites you see in our restaurant, you also have dishes of other Latin American cultures, giving you the ability to customize your own unique taco creations with dishes you will not get anywhere else.


See you at El Sabroson