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City Living - September 14, 2013

Gastro fest

Fantastic aromas will be wafting around the ample spaces of Expo Guadalajara this weekend when the year’s leading gastronomic show comes to town.

Festin Gastronómico 2013 invites food professionals and the general public to discover more about the culinary delights and opportunities of this region of Mexico and beyond. Exhibitors will include well-known brand name and gourmet food producers and drinks companies, as well as local restaurants, bars and cafes – some well-known and others less so.

There will be competitions between top chefs, food and drink tastings, cooking classes and more. The flavors (and wines, no doubt) of invited country Chile will be on show in their own pavilion. Chilean music and dance is also anticipated.

Last year’s show attracted 42,000 visitors and 120 exhibitors.

If you’re someone who likes their food and drink, this expo is right up your alley.

Expo Guadalajara (Av. Mariano Otero and Av. Las Rosas), Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15, noon to 8:30 p.m. Entrance is $50 pesos or $25 if you register online first.

For further details go to or call (33) 3124-3960.

More Mexican delicacies

Seven restaurants in the historic center of Zapopan are participating in the “Delicias de Mexico” (Delicacies of Mexico) festival, which runs throughout September. As well as being a patriotic event, the gastro fest highlights dishes made with local ingredients, the most common being corn and nopales. Restaurants taking part are La Hostería del Ángel, Doña Gabina Escolástica, Tacos de Sonora, La Morada, Agios Aggelos, La Muy Fonda and Café Candela.


The work of two of Mexico’s most well-known artistic talents are being showcased over the next few weeks at off-the-beaten-track downtown museums.

Renowned photographer Pedro Valtierra has won multiple awards on both sides of the Atlantic and was the founder of the photo agency and magazine Cuartoscuro. He won the Premio Internacional de Periodismo Rey de España for an image taken at a camp in Chiapas jungle, where a group of Tzotziles were chastising Mexican soldiers. Speaking this week, Valtierra stressed the need for photographers not only to have technical ability but to be well informed on current topics and read newspapers.

The show opened last week. Museo del Periodismo y las Artes Graficas, Av. Alcalde 225, Centro Historico. (33) 3613-9285.

Jesus Guerrero Santos’ ceramics are repeatedly chosen as gifts for visiting dignitaries, including Pope John Paul II on both of his trips to Mexico. Over the years his work has evolved to include beautifully designed and hand-painted ceramics adorned with alpaca, a balanced mixture of silver, copper and nickel. His work is displayed in numerous museums around the world, as well as the Vatican, and even on the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Opens Friday, September 13, 8 p.m. Casa Museo Lopez Portillo, Liceo 177, corner of San Felipe,  Centro Historico. (33) 1201-8720.

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