Aside from tacos and quesadillas, I actually have no idea what Mexican food is all about. Well, I do enjoy the occasional chips and nachos but DIAMOND HOTEL'S CORNICHE made sure to bring in the big guns. They flew in Chef Daniela Romero from Mexico to present authentic Mexican Dishes. Having owned a few restaurants and having a unique culinary past on her belt, I figured she knows what she is doing.
You could also get with some appetizers that the chef made. From Pork Carnitas to Pulled Pork Taquitos and Chicken Chimi, I really didn't know what to pick.
Aside from the pica-pica, I also enjoyed the CAMARONES en SALSA de CHILE CHIPOTLE. In lay man's term, it is sauteed shrimps in chipotle sauce. Chipotle is actually a smokey creamy sauce. I enjoyed munching on the shrimps because one spoonful is never enough!
A meat lover's delight would be the QUESO FUNDIDO with NATIVE CHORIZO. Think chorizo and generous serving of melted cheese on top. Meaty and cheesy. All you need now is bread. BUT, I would definitely go for a huge cup of rice too.
For dessert, they had a few dishes that definitely SCREAM MEXICAN. I can't help but compare Mexican desserts to ours and how similar it is with what we have here.
From churros, to ARROZ con LECHE to MANZANASALMEN DRADAS to FLAN NAPOLITANA. The Arroz con Leche is your sticky rice with milk that has raisins and a cinnamon flavor. The Manzanasalmen dradas is similar to mini tarts that we have in the province. Yes, The Flan Napolitana is just like our very own leche flan.
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Disclaimer: Was invited to try the spread. Wrote this based on my experience. Thank you very much for having us.