sábado, 27 de febrero de 2010


A week ago, Chef Mauricio Martínez suffered an accident that left in in a grave state. Unfortunately, Mauricio has no assurance or social security benefits, so all the medical expenses have to be covered by his friends and family. The cost of his medical attention has been significant since we're dealing with neurosurgery.

Antonio Márquez of LMA FoodConcepts and Edna Alanis of CEC Roccatti have been working to set up a help network and raise the funds needed to help the Martínez family.

The bank account where people may send help is:
Luis Arturo Martinez Carreon
00 105 922 437
Clabe 044 18000 105 922 4372

Another way to help is attending to the benefit dinner hosted by Adrián Herrera at the Fonda San Francisco. It will take place tuesday, march the 2nd. Reservations can be made through Ada Guillén at (81)8336 6706.

viernes, 19 de febrero de 2010

St. Valentine's dessert

De Blogger Pictures

Simple: Warm Brownie, Balsamic Strawberries, Port Reduction, Rose Ganache, Spice Tuile, Chocolate Ice Cream.

jueves, 11 de febrero de 2010

February 4

An international company from a town up in the border contacted me about catering a very important dinner. They wanted a Mexican inspired dinner and I thought it would be adequate to showcase some good Mexican wines too. Sommelier Humberto Falcón, provided the pairings. Here's the Menu.

Cucumber and Jicama Salad, Aguachile Shrimp.
Mariatinto Blanco 2008.

Green Pozole, Duck Confit.
Maat 2007

Zucchini Blossom Risotto, Pepitas and Cotija Crisp
Kojáa 2007

Entrée options:
Rack of Lamb, Cinnamon Mole, "Esquite" purée

Duck breast in Adobo, Glazed Camote, Guajillo and Agave Sauce

Red Snapper in Achiote, Grilled Peppers, Orange and Mezcal Sauce.

The wine for these was La Borde Vieille DCR 2007. A great wine made by Hugo D'Acosta in the Languedoc Rousillon Region.

Making the dinner was a lot of work and dealing with unexpected issues. In the end, I was happy with the results, but more importantly the customers were happy too.