As I have written in the past, one of the rewards of attending a quilt show is to enjoy the local food. Such was the case when we attended the 12th Expo Patchwork and Quilt show in Mexico City last month.
The food highlight was Tacos Al Pastor (as seen in the photos above). To make these tacos, spiced meat is placed on a cone-shaped Trompo, which rotates around an open flame, much like gyros. Meat is shaved off as it cooks.
One surprising meal was at the cafeteria of Museo Nacional de Antropologia (Museum of Anthropology). This was not your typical cafeteria. Four star service under cabanas featuring the foods of various regions of Mexico.
It is always a treat to break away from the tourist areas and eat as a local. Our Spanish fluent son, doctoro de chemo at univeridad, took us to the Coyoacan market. We ate at the long table along with locals. Nothing fancy, but quality food served by friendly and gracious hosts for about $5.00 including cervaza or coke.
As a Rotarian, I thought it would be an adventure to attend a local Rotary International meeting in Mexico City. I attempted to learn some Spanish prior to our trip, but at my age, little of my education stuck. But, with my limited Spanish, I made my way to a Rotary meeting in the private dining room at a four star hotel. Their food was much better than any Rotary meetings I have attended in the USA. It was a five course meal including wonderful breads and an elaborate Spanish tapas tray. The main entre was a head’s on red fish. Amazing. The meal was concluded with crème brulee. The Mexican Rotarians know how to live.