When and where is the Mixiote Festival?

Less than an hour outside of Mexico City, the second edition of the Mixiotes Festival will take place.

Is festival Its purpose is to share the different versions that can be made of this traditional Mexican dish.

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In the words of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, mixiote comes “from the Nahuatl metl, which means maguey, and xiotl, film or membrane of the penca; the mixiote It is the leaf that comes off the cuticle of the maguey and that was used for steam cooking by the Mayans, Aztecs and Otomis.”

Photo: @haciendasanandres

This preparation of pre-Hispanic roots has managed to transcend from generation to generation. Hundreds of years later, it is still a delicacy that can be enjoyed on tables in rural and urban areas.

“The mixiote consists of a meat stew, usually lamb and lamb, with a chili sauce wrapped in a mamey leaf and it is believed that this dish originated in the south of the Mexican Plateau (State of Mexico, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Hidalgo and Querétaro), because in this area is where the maguey pulquero is grown.” SADER

mixiotes and nature

The gastronomic importance of mixiotes In Mexico, they have been made into emblematic dishes, however, they are often modest in the variety of ingredients, which is why this Mixiote Festivalto function as a showcase for different versions of the famous stew.

Photo: @haciendasanandres

It is organized by the Hacienda San Andreslocated in the municipality of Ayapango, State of Mexico. It is a colonial hacienda on the slopes of the Popocatéptl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes, full of nature and tranquility, just 50 km from Mexico City.

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In this second installment of the culinary event, on April 2, visitors will be able to taste the different options of mixiotes salty. Among the menu options are the mixiotes of oriental duck with tamarind and coconut, tongue in chipotle marinade, mixiote of quelites and cottage cheese, mushrooms with yellowish mole, rabbit in green sauce and cumin, to name a few.

Photo: @haciendasanandres

As a sign that the mixiotes They’re not boring, these offbeat recipes will have a sweet finish with studded pear mixiotes with whipped cream. In addition to various drinks to accompany the experience.

It is a family event that will have all the sanitary measures. The Hacienda San AndresIt is also a hotel with a spa, so they have packages with stay included to enjoy a weekend of tranquility and great gastronomic pleasures.

Where: Hacienda San Andres. Ex-Hacienda de San Andrés Retana s/n, Ayapango, Edo.Mex
When: April 2. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. / Lunch 3:00 p.m.
Price: $490 + 15% gratuity p/p. Children from 7 to 13 $300 + 15% gratuity Includes mixiotes and fresh waters.
Package with accommodation: $4975.00 includes one night in a junior suite for two people with special Mixiotes food, dinner and breakfast the next day.
Reservations: Hacienda San Andres

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