A week-long Mexican food festival called ‘Mexican Gastronomic Festival’ featuring mouth-watering cuisine amid a backdrop of special ambience created to showcase the culture of that North American Country, was inaugurated by Mexican Ambassador Alfredo Miranda at the InterContinental Riyadh Hotel today.
Addressing a press conference at the InterContinental Hotel, Ambassador Miranda said that “the Mexican cuisine is central to the cultural identity of whole communities that practice and transmit it from generation to generation. In fact, in Mexican homes, kitchens are the place that link families and friends together.” “The Mexican cuisine attained status by UNESCO as Humanity’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage´ in 2010”. said the envoy, while thanking the InterContinental Hotel for hosting the Mexican Gastronomic Festival from September 17 to 22. 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.
Giving details of the Mexican Gastronomy Festival, Tariq Dowidar said that the festival will take place in Al Bustan Restaurant of the InterContinental Hotel in Riyadh. He said that the festival is open to our guests from 7:00 pm to 11.30 pm daily from Sep 17- 22. Guests can enjoy unlimited selection of traditional Mexican starters, main courses, side dishes and desserts, soft drinks, and selected juices & traditional flavoured water.
The InterContinental Riyadh is a luxury hotel with a nine-hole Golf course in the heart of Riyadh. Guests staying 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 centre opens 24 hours. 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.