Taste of Mexico at The Mexican Cultural Institute of DC with Casa Dragones Joven
Guests attending the Taste of Mexico event at The Mexican Cultural Institute of DC were treated to an intimate seated dinner and spirit pairing experience led by top Mexican sommelier Sandra Fernández and award-winning Mexican chef, Pati Jinich.
The culinary masterminds collaborated on a detailed menu that consisted of four individual dishes paired with a specific spirit selected by Sandra Fernández. Casa Dragones Joven was selected as the pairing of choice for the evening’s fifth and final dessert course – a light torta de cielo with sweet pumpkin seed ice cream and brittle.
Situated beneath a stately chandelier in The Mexican Cultural Institute’s banquet hall, the evening’s aesthetics and table decorations reflected the bright, dynamic characteristics of Mexican culture. Elegant wooden chairs with vibrant purple cushions surrounded one long table covered by a decorative tablecloth made of orange and red layers cut into the shape of autumn leaves.
Overall, the evening was a perfect visual and sensory experience to usher in the fall season and to explore the unique pairing of Casa Dragones Joven with an innovative dessert created by two of Mexico’s most talented culinary minds.