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Take a Taste of Mexico This Weekend at Inaugural Food Event

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A true joy of living, and eating, in Los Angeles is the abundance of varied, authentic, and delicious Mexican food. On Saturday, Mexican food enthusiasts can gather at St. Vibiana's Cathedral in Downtown for the inaugural Taste of Mexico event, which will offer attendees a taste of authentic Mexican specialties, including over 35 traditional dishes from varying regions throughout the country; premium tequila, beer, and mezcal tastings; Oaxacan dancing; a silent art auction and exhibit; and live Mexican music and mariachi band performances, all to celebrate 200 years of Mexican cuisine.Among the restaurants taking part are two of our favorites, La Guelaguetza and La Monarca. Guelaguetza serves up some of LA's best Oaxacan food (mole! mole!) and one of its owners, Bricia Lopez, is the lady about town when it comes to the smoky mezcal spirit--after all, if you visit La Descarga you can order the drink named for her. La Monarca is a bakery--panaderia--that makes traditional Mexican breads, cookies, pastries, and cakes made from scratch daily at their three locations, including their newest one in Santa Monica.

Taste of Mexico
Saturday, December 4th, 2010 (6-10PM) @St. Vibiana Cathedral, DTLA
Tickets: $75 in advance and $100 at the door