This year on Cinco De Mayo (May 5, 2016) Dish Bistro & Wine Bar will be offering a special menu and Tromba Tequila Tasting. A selection of tequila blanco, resposado and anejo created by Marco Cedano, Mexico’s preeminent master distiller will be paired with a hand crafted cocktail and Mexicali inspired small bites.
In addition to the special tasting chef Peter has created a menu based off of his most recent trip to Mexicali, Mexico ...check out his trip online.
Tickets are $30 per person, and once purchased a reservation can be made online.
It is 4 am and the journey to Mexicali, starting without coffee might I add, has begun. My goal is to seek out fresh inspirations and expressions of flavor from abroad and bring them back home to the Hudson Valley. From JFK to San Deigo it is a little over a five hour flight, followed by a two and a half hour car ride across a small dessert. Soon enough, I found myself crossing the US southern border into Mexicali, Mexico. Joined by my friend Marc, from LA, we were anxiously looking forward to two days of exploring the capital of the Mexican California Baja.
Mexicali, Mexico is an emerging area. With a population educated in, agriculture, and industry, on the surface every-day-life here doesn't seem so different from back home in the USA. Though you may not be able to drink the water or have all your creature comforts readily available, there is un-rushed rhythm to the days. As I have found in many cultures, food and drink seem to be at the center of every past time here. With an abundant supply of street vendors, restaurants, and cold beer it feels only right to get to work and discover the flavors of Mexicali.
Whenever I travel, I find the best way to experience a place or culture is through its street food. Mexicali, Mexico has a fantastic food street scene... tacos, ceviche, menudo..... just to name a few. Families, travelers, and of course late night crowds flock to vendors for that pick me up or meal. The expression of a culture through street food is an experience I recommend!
Peter A Milano
Eat, Drink, and Explore from chef Peter's blog about his food experiences, recipes, and travel.