Hola Mexico with Sofitel

All I have ever known about mexican food is Nachos, Tacos, and  quesadilas until I happened to visit ‘The Mexican Food Festival’ at Sofitel Hotel – BKC. The Pondicherry Cafe wore a fascinating look, there were waiters serving the tables wearing a  Sombrero and Poncho and large cutouts of Mexican dancers adorned the reception of the cafe. The crazy me couldn’t resist some pictures.
Sofitel has totally nailed it by creating a right ambiance, decor and music for a make belief fun feel of Mexico. I was totally loving it. We met sweet smiling Tanya Tovar, the chief Chef who gave us an insight on mexican cuisine. She told us all about the fun time she is having cooking for Indian foodies. Mexican cuisine is as complex as any of the great cuisines in the world, It is created mostly with ingredients, corn, chili peppers, garlic, beans and lots and lots of tomatoes. Acidity and spiciness is the highlight of Mexican cuisine.
So now I was totally in the mood to savoir some Mexican delicacies after the chef recommendations for the day. The layout was a treat of all my senses. So let my photos do the talking now.

Hola!!! Buenas noches everyone!!
Hola!!! Buenas noches everyone!!
I just have to do this!!
I just love to do this!!
Chef Tanya Tovar loves fusion food and even tried some mexican sushi
Chef Tanya Tovar loves fusion food and even tried some mexican sushi

This was polished off my plate in no time, it reminded me of our Parsi style cooked Kheema. This was similar yet had that distinct Mexican flavor.

Southern style beef with tomatoes
Southern style beef with tomatoes
Tangy mince meatball in tomato soup
Tangy mince meatball in tomato soup
Jerk Beef with scrambled eggs
Jerk Beef with scrambled eggs
Quisedillas - Dont we love this Mexican street food?
Quesadilas  – Don’t we love this Mexican street food?
Mexican desserts were a treat
Mexican desserts were a treat
You got me with my plate full
You got me with my plate full

The Mexican food festival ” Hola Mexicana ! ” brings you authentic dishes all the way from Mexico at the Pondichry cafe at the Sofitel Hotel- BKC sofitel-mumbai-bkc.com. The buffet is priced at INR 2261/- plus taxes. This festival is on till from 27th January to 5th February. Contact: Sofitel Hotel, C 57, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai. Call +91(22)61175115
(The author was invited to review and experience the Hola Mexicana  Food Festival.)

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