Food & Drink



Flavours of Mexico In Malaysia IV

Taste the best of Mexican cuisine and drinks at selected restaurants from 9-13 October as part of the Mexican Embassy's cultural programme.

by / Published: 9 Oct 2017

Flavours of Mexico In Malaysia IV
Photo: The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

If the words ‘tostadas’, ‘enchiladas’ and ‘quesadillas’ get your mouth watering, this week is gastronomic heaven for you as the Flavours of Mexico programme returns to Malaysia.

The event kicked off with a special dinner co-hosted by the Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur and the Embassy of Mexico, where Mexican Executive Chef Manuel Antonio Bernal Sanchez created a unique four-course menu to show off Mexican specialties such as vegetarian tortillas, classic Mexican soup and Mexican rice pudding.

Professor Datuk Chef Wan also became the first person to create and present a fusion Malaysian-Mexican dish for the occasion – fish stewed in tomato sambal belacan.

Missed the party? Have your own with special set dinner menus that showcase the best of Mexican cuisine at selected restaurants.

Most menus are available from 9-13 October except Casa Latina and Cacao Lab (8-15 October) and Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill (10-13 October).

Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill

Mexican Guest Chef Manuel Bernal will join forces with Executive Chef Augustin Nogiew to create a flavourful three-course set lunch (RM58) and a four-course set dinner (RM68). Click here for more details.

Feast Village, Starhill Gallery,
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur,
181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2782 3875

La Boca Latino Bar

Free margaritas. What other reason do you need to try this three-course set menu?

Lot C.3.10.03, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2148 9977

Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar

This year, guest Chef Manuel Bernal will be hosting a Mexican cooking demo at Fresca’s Avenue K branch at 4pm 12 October, where he’ll be making shrimp cocktail, enchiladas verdes and rice pudding.

You’ll also be able to try the special Flavours of Mexico set menu, as below.

G9 and G9A, Ground Floor,
Avenue K, Jalan Ampang,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2181 3830

Casa Latina & Cacao Lab

The party goes on a bit longer at Casa Latina as the special Flavours of Mexico menu will continue being served over the weekend!

20 Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4265 2332

El Maiz

Besides the special menu offered below, El Maiz also has a happy hour promotion daily from 11am to 8pm, where drinks start from RM13 all through 9-13 October. There will also be a silent auction of a basket of Mexican products, which closes at 6.30pm, Friday the 13th.

Proceeds will be donated to the Mexican community affected by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City on 19 September.

Lot A-G-1 Menara AmpleWest@Menara 6,
6 Jalan Puncak, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2022 1733

Other supporters of the event include YTL International College of Hotel Management and Taylor's University, who ran workshops and other activities in conjunction with the gastronomic celebration.