Friday, October 18, 2013

Frida Restaurant + Avocados from Mexico [EVENT]

Two weeks ago I was invited to Frida Restaurant & Bar (@FridaRestaurant) hosted by Miss Avacado (@missavacado) of Avocados from Mexico. This dinner event is title "Authentic Mexican 101" where chef and owner Jose Hadad took us on a culinary journey featuring authentic Mexican flavors in a four course meal revolving around Avocados #LuvMexAvocado

Remember my Avocado post here and here is a quick recap of the fun fact of  
~ The world's 1st avocado was grown and cultivated more than 9,000 years ago in the fertile, volcanic region of Mexico
~ Currently Mexico is the only region in the world where avocados bloom four times a year
~ Mexico is responsible for approximately half of the world's total avocado production
~ Avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and more potassium than banana
~ When served with other vegetables, avocado's healthy fats (help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol) help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients from the foods.

 Some guacamole to munch on.

Chef Jose Hadad doing live demonstration which was very entertaining and educational.

And voila, here's the final product from the demo

Sangria & Margarita

Ceviche de Atun con Aguacate
~ Yellow fin tuna and avocado ceviche with tomato coriander, arbol chili oil 
and homemade potato chips

Mini Tacos de Carnitas
~ Slowly and gently braised duck "carnitas style", topped with fresh guacamole 
and pico de gallo salsa

Filete al Albanil con Huitlacoche y Aguacate
~ Med-Rare Veal Tenderloin with a Mexican "Bricklayers" Style sauce topped with Huitlacoche (Mexican Corn truffle) and Avocado

Churros se la Casa with Avocado-Walnut Ice Cream
~ Chef Hadad's award winning churros filled with goat's milk caramel, blueberry coulis and berries topped with Homemade Avocado-Walnut Ice Cream

What an amazing dinner showcasing the amazing-ness of Avocado, loved everything and the only problem is to find time to come back for dinner at Frida

*** This meal was complimentary. Opinions are my own***

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