Category Archives: Oaxaca

Oaxaca: Comida de Dioses (Food of the Gods)

      RUTA MEXICANA

Photo credit: Chef Aldo Saavedra. Oaxaca, Mexico
In Oaxaca, food is abundant and incredibly diverse. Casual or sophisticated, aside from flavor, chocolate is a delicious common thread in many Oaxacan dishes. Otherwise referred to as “food of the gods” chocolate, from the Náhuatl xocolátl, is one of Mexico´s greatest gifts to the world.
Find  this chocolate mousse with Pasilla chili powder, caramelized amaranto seeds and an edible flower at Casa Oaxaca.  Executive Chef and owner Alejandro Ruiz, delights guests at his downtown Oaxaca establishment with a modern take on Oaxacan cuisine that incorporates local ingredientes such as flowers and insects.
This is probably one of the priciest restaurants in the city. A visit, especially if you are planning a trip to the attractions in nearby Mitla or Hierve el Agua is well worth it, though.  Casa Oaxaca also offers cooking classes.   If you are in town or planning to go,  don’t miss the opportunity to check it out. Constitución 104-4, Col. Centro, Oaxaca, Mexico. Call ahead: 01 (951) 516 85 31