Stunningly delicious dishes from the wild West in temple city
It was organised by the final year students of SVIHMCTThe ambience resembled a traditional Mexican inn
TIRUPATI: Margaritas, Tacos, Fajitas, Salsa salad, Enchiladas and much more to a gourmet's list.
The `Mexican fiesta' organised by the final year students of Sri Venkateswara Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (SVIHMCT) at their premises here on Wednesday brought the stunningly delicious dishes from the wild West to the temple city. The day chosen was not any accidental, as it is on Wednesday that bull fighting is conducted and hence Mexico City buzzes with activity.
Though the dishes may seem to be excessively greasy and spicy, the Mexican recipe is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. While giving their culinary skills a try, the students have evidently kept in mind that Mexican gastronomy, in terms of diversity of appealing tastes and textures, is one of the richest in the world.
The super hot Fish Fazitas, Orange Chicken, the Tex Mex salad, a rare blend of Texan-Mexican authentic cooking styles, were all served on a platter that turned out to be a big draw. The spice of salsas was intelligently balanced with mildly flavoured green rice and tortilla lasagne. The `low calorie' desserts such as creamy coconut pudding, cheese-stuffed bonbons and spongy Tiramisu were too tempting for even the diet-conscious to resist.
More than the dishes, the ambience was so authentic that the auditorium resembled a traditional Mexican inn. Dressed in the ethnic cotton garments from the Mexican village of Oaxana, the students appeared more like cowboys.
Butter, ice and fruit carvings, ethnic to the town of Tonala, were prepared by the students as part of their course and the scattered lighting provided by colourful cane baskets added to the grandeur.
A gaming and bowling zone, `Three cards' corner were set up to reflect the Mexican lifestyle, where the visitors had a nice pastime, post-lunch. Hoteliers and chefs from leading star hotels and resorts in Tirupati gave the students a warm pat on their back.