This February 29 at the Agua Caliente Racecourse, the Angels will have the opportunity to verify why dishes considered ‘world heritage’ are prepared south of the border.

In 2010, the cuisine of Mexico was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), increasing national and international interest.

To confirm this statement, this Saturday, February 29, the National Chamber of the Restaurant Industry (CANIRAC) will present the First International Gastronomic Congress “Sabor a Tijuana”, in the city of the same name in the Mexican state of Baja California.

Miguel Ángel Badiola, president of CANIRAC, said they are proud to present for the first time this event to which many doubted it would take place.

"The gastronomy of Mexico is a world heritage and we want to share it with the world," Badiola said Monday during his visit to the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles to promote the event. "We want to invite all our nationals, Mexicans and non-Mexicans, to join us."

Badiola explained that people will be able to eat and drink everything they like to enjoy the original Mexican cuisine.

“More than 35 Michelin chefs (high quality qualification) come from the world to visit us to prove what Tijuana is, what the taste of Baja California is,” he said.

The chefs, some of them already in the city, arrive from countries such as Spain, Germany, Chile, Peru, Colombia and the United States.

The event that will be held at the Agua Caliente Racecourse, in the city of Tijuana, will have the participation of more than 20 restaurants and the placement of different pavilions with local crafts and art, mixology, as well as a wine and cheese pavilion .

Another pavilion will feature 15 paelleros which will be qualified by renowned Michelin chefs, as well as a pavilion of states and guest countries with a 360 degree central kitchen.

The event will take place this Saturday in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. (Facebook)

"We will have the best pastry chef, we will have the largest aguachile in the world, we will have the most prominent businessman in Spain and we will have (Michelin-star chefs) who had never been to Mexico," Badiola said.

"We have a lot to show off because there have never been so many Michelin chefs together … There will also be the agency that awards Michelin stars," he said.

So far 37 internationally recognized chefs have been confirmed; In addition, 20 at local and regional level.

To continue sharing not only the gastronomy, but also the culture there will be attractions like a whole roasted cow which takes about 30 hours of cooking. This gastronomic show is originally from the state of Chihuahua.

And to drink?

"We are going to have the wines of Baja California that is the producer of 90% of Mexican wine and the craft beer that is said, also Baja California is the producer of 80% of craft beer in Mexico," said Badiola.

“Taste of Tijuana” will take place from February 26 to March 1 for special guests, and on February 29 the general public can enjoy all the gastronomic and entertainment activities.

Badiola said the entrance is 165 Mexican pesos, which also gives people access to attend the concert of the Sonora Dinamita.

For more information visit:

Hot Water Racecourse

Blvd. Agua Caliente 12027, Hipodromo Agua Caliente, 22024 Tijuana, B.C.


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