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Mexican cuisine, music for Grog Shoppe

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Mexican chef Cuauhtemoc Ramirez Aldapa. - Contributed

Come 7 p.m. tomorrow, lovers of good food and great music will experience a night of extraordinary entertainment, courtesy of the Mexican Embassy and Grog Shoppe, located at the historic Devon House complex.

Mexican chef Cuauhtemoc Ramirez Aldapa will serve up a delectable array of dishes based on his research, recovery and unveiling of the Mexican cuisine and its roots. This passion for rich, local gastronomy has led him to travel throughout the country to acquaint himself with recipes and ingredients from the different regions of Mexico, and to share them with the public.

Ramirez Aldapa learnt his skills in a family restaurant, with flavours from Jalisco and Sinaloa, which allowed him to form a regional and national palate.

The chef's experience and commitment to the preservation and rescuing of old regional recipes, and restoring them to their place on the most demanding tables, have led him to participate in many local publications, radio and television programmes, and gastronomical festivals. Aside from being one of the most renowned chefs in the state of Sinaloa (Northeast Mexico), he maintains a catering and meal service, as well as owns his own restaurant, 'La Cocina de Temo', located in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa.

His wide range of culinary exposure will no doubt be on show for Jamaica.


This feast will be accompanied by another Mexican staple, Mariachi, described as the most popular representative of Mexican folklore, Mariachi distinguishes itself for its colours and interpretative quality, the happiness and bravura with which it interprets its songs, becoming an extension and reflection of people's feelings.

Everyone will no doubt be in for a treat. Tomorrow night's event will be the introduction of a monthly international night, and tickets are available at the Grog Shoppe and cost $6,500, inclusive of service charge and GCT.