Photo Credits @Louis Nderi
Mexican Culture has long been misunderstood in Kenya with stereotypes abound of sombreros, handlebar moustaches and cheesy nachos. For the next week, till the 26th of November, Tribe is hosting an extravaganza that aims to put those stereotypes to bed and showcase the regional cuisines of Mexico.
As Michael Flint, Tribe’s GM, mentioned, “this is Pure Mexican Food – not reinterpreted Mexican fare such as Tex-Mex or Cal-Mex.”
So what can we expect? Well for starters, the Tribe have added a number of Tequila’s onto their extensive drinks menu, which will only be available during this week. And expect dishes that combine the Mexican delicacies including, tequila, pickled cactus fruit and mole sauce.
The menus were put together collaboratively with 2 Mexican guest chefs plus the talented team at the Tribe Hotel.
My personal favourites were the cactus salad, which was like a Mexican version of Kachumbari and the Churros, a fried fluffy pastry that is coated in sugar and cinnamon powder, which is then dipped in a chocolate sauce, tinged with chilli powder.
The Mexican Food Festival is on from the 20th-26th November exclusively at the Tribe Hotel. It is an event not to be missed.