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Do not miss the Chile en Nogada Festival!

This August prepare your palate to try one of the most traditional delights in Mexico in the Chile en Nogada Festival, held in the state of Puebla.

Mexican cuisine, recognized in 2010 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, is the testimony of the cultural history of our country. Mexico is famous because of its gastronomy which is full of flavors, aromas, colors, textures and influences that had turned it into a great attraction for tourists, both national and from abroad.

One of the most representative Mexican dishes is the Chile en Nogada. Its origin comes from 18th century beginnings, in the baroque time. They were made for the first time by a group of nuns in the Santa Monica augustine convent in the state of Puebla, the reason was a banquet honoring General Agustín de Iturbide, who was in town after signing documents recognizing the Independence of New Spain in August 1821. At the banquet, he had as dessert a "chile filled with fruit dipped in walnut sauce", where the pomegranate and parsley were used to represent the colors of the triangular flag.

Since then, this dish has become a source of pride for the inhabitants of the state of Puebla. Today, Chiles en Nogada are considered a delicacy, for many a very sophisticated and gourmet dish thanks to the large amount of ingredients that are required for its elaboration, such as apple, castilla nut, pomegranate and pineapple, they can use up to 50 ingredients.

This August, delight yourself with a real feast in the Chile en Nogada Festival, an event which aims to publicize this dish that enriches the Mexican culture. This festival is held since 1991 and every Sunday in August you can enjoy besides the best Chiles en Nogada, great and fun activities such as exhibitions, art events, children's games and gastronomic workshops.

The National Chamber of the Restaurant and Food Industry (CANIRAC, Delegación Puebla) along with San Martín Texmelucan de Labastida Municipality invite you to attend the traditional neighborhoods of the city of Puebla and other municipalities of the entity throughout the month to enjoy this delicious gastronomic show.

If you plan to attend the Chile en Nogada Festival we recommend you to make your hotel reservations in advance at Best Western Plus Puebla, which has a privileged location, it is just a few minutes away from downtown and it will make it easier for you to transfer to any point in the city. Its comfortable rooms and affordable rates are the perfect excuse for you to have a delicious weekend getaway.

Photo by: El arsenal diario digital

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