A week-long Mexican food festival featuring mouth-watering cuisine amid a backdrop of special ambience created to showcase the North American culture.
The event was inaugurated by the Mexican ambassador Alfredo Miranda at the InterContinental Riyadh Hotel. The ambassador pointed out that the cuisine is central to the cultural identity of whole communities that practice and transmit it from generation to generation. The Mexican cuisine has also said to have attained the status of Humanity’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ by UNESCO in 2010.
Ambassador Miranda said that the guests will have an opportunity not only to taste the authentic Mexican cuisine but also to admire Mexican handicrafts, photos from a collection and enjoy live music from a Mexican Folkloric band, during the Festival. Tariq Dowidar, Area General Manager for IHG Government Hotels and General Manager InterContinental Riyadh, and Eduardo Perez, a prominent Mexican chef and TV show host, who has flown to Riyadh for preparing authentic cuisine, also addressed the press conference. A baggage full of authentic ingredients, including spices, has been brought to Riyadh and will be used to prepare the whole range of Mexican dishes, salads, and sauces.
Guests can enjoy an unlimited selection of traditional Mexican starters, main courses, side dishes and desserts, soft drinks, and selected juices and traditional flavored water.
The festival is ongoing until September 22 and is open to guests from 7:00 pm to 11.30 pm daily.
Location: Al Bustan Restaurant (See map)
The InterContinental Riyadh is a luxury hotel with a nine-hole Golf course in the heart of Riyadh. Guests staying in or visiting the InterContinental have the option to walk around the 40 hectares of exotic green grounds and relax in the lap of nature. The hotel, which underwent a massive renovation recently, one of the key highlight is the Palms Fitness Centre, sets a new benchmark in the fitness world. The state-of-the-art fitness center opens 24 hours. The hotel also has 13 fully-equipped meeting and event rooms including the stunning Buraidah Hall with a capacity to accommodate more than 1,500 guests or delegates for the conference.