I was so excited to attend my first Chicago Food Bloggers event recently at Mezcalina, an upscale Mexican restaurant in the Lakeshore East area of Chicago. It was such a great experience from the moment I walked in the door, greeted with gentle smile of welcome, socializing with the fellow food bloggers, food & drinks of course!
The restaurant looks more like an art gallery with their walls filled with amazing Oaxacan paintings and sculptures.
Our dinner began with freshly made guacamole & margarita.
The food & cocktails were presented so well, I just couldn't stop clicking pictures!
Top left - ACAPULCO DE DIA
Top right - PINATA
Bottom left - MARGARITA MEZCALINA
Bottom right - CHAMOYADA
Chamoyada was my favorite, for all mango lovers this is for you! A close second was Pinata, so tropical! I felt like I was vacationing in Puerto Rico.
A wide range of options for Vegetarian/Vegan palate.
My favorite was the grilled corn which had right amount of cheese and spice. Really a showstopper!
These are the most scrumptious vegetarian enchiladas on earth!
Lovely array of non-vegetarian dishes
Though I didn't personally try these dishes, I can say that octopus was crowd's favorite!
Finally my favorite part of Mexican meal! DESSERTS
Overall, it was a great experience! I can't wait to take my friends there. See you soon Mezcalina!
A huge thanks to Daniela & Ricardo (2 views,1 life) for hosting a great dinner.
Happy weekend guys!