Last updateFri, 06 May 2016 1pm

Popular city restaurant draws on Lebanese roots

A quiet, vest-pocket park just off Avenida Vallarta near the Minerva glorieta, crowned by a bronze statue that some think is Genghis Khan, is the backdrop for a restaurant, Trivoli, that is thronged by customers attracted to its Mexican menu highlighted by a Mediterranean touch.

US winemaker conquers Baja & the gender barrier

I met Valley Girl wines’ Sitara Perez at the “100 vinos mexicanos” festival in Queretaro earlier this year. During a check of the participants before the show I came across the winery’s website and discovered she was an American who had recently moved to Mexico to make wine. 

Membrillo (quince) taste treats

The skin of the immature quince is green and covered with soft, gray fuzz that disappears as it ripens and turns yellow. The firm, strongly perfumed flesh is known for its tart flavor, astringency produced by tannins and high pectin content.