Thanks To Everyone Who Celebrated TASTE OF MEXICO With Us!

29 Sep

Hello FRIDA Friends,

The 4th annual Taste Of Mexico Event has come and gone and WOW, what an amazing event it turned out to be! First off, thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us. The response was overwhelming, with thousands of Mexican food connoisseurs descending upon downtown’s La Plaza de Cultura y Artes throughout the day and night. This year marked the first time that we extended the hours into the afternoon and we look forward to doing it again.

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The new afternoon picnics allowed for more families to participate and created a unique Farmer’s Picnic experience with plenty of opportunities to interact with Vicente and the chefs from TOM’s partner restaurants.

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And for those who love to dance and party, the evening festivities did not disappoint! A Poco No owned La Plaza’s stage, churning out Mexican-inspired rock songs throughout the night. It was amazing to watch the grounds transform into a lively dance floor, full of smiles, cheers and great energy.

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As for the participants…Every station was jam-packed! Fans crowded for fresh ceviche, homemade tortas, and amazing desserts, which ranged from crispy La Monarca sweet bread to juicy Artesana Pops paletas.

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We were extremely humbled by the outpouring of support shown to FRIDA. We ended up hosted two separate stations; one specializing in moles and one with traditional tacos. The big smiles, heartwarming compliments and station #selfies truly made our night, getting us face-to-face with old friends and several new ones!

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It is also important to thank friends like the esteemed Mexican General Consul, Carlos Sada, who, for the second year in a row, took time out of his schedule to inaugurate the event.

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Our friends at Univision LA also played a huge part in TOM’s success, publishing tweets and inviting us on their programs.

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Believe us when we say this is only the beginning! Expect more TOM announcements in the months to come and continued celebrations of the food and culture of Mexico!

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