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Hotel Matilda to Host Kick-Off for San Miguel de Allende Food Festival

Hotel & Resort | Mexico Tourism Board | Dawna L. Robertson | May 25, 2016

Hotel Matilda to Host Kick-Off for San Miguel de Allende Food Festival

PHOTO: Moxi restaurant, the kick-off dinner venue. (photo courtesy of Hotel Matilda)

Lauded as one of the most celebrated annual culinary fetes in Mexico, the San Miguel de Allende Food Festival is set to present its 2016 edition from July 15-17.

Some 3,000 foodies from across the globe are expected to converge in the colonial town to savor nosh prepared by 20 national and international chefs, an interactive “Chefs Table,” live musical performances, and food-centric exhibitions by 100-plus restaurants, artisans, caterers, hoteliers, wineries and local food producers.

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Setting the stage for the gourmet hoopla is July 14’s Kick-Off Dinner at the buzz-generating Moxi restaurant in Hotel Matilda. According to the hotel’s director, Bruce James, the property is an ideal fit for the 2016 festival’s launch. “We are very excited to be hosting the Kick-Off Dinner at Moxi, and we are going to get the festival started with an unforgettable evening of epicurean delights and inspiring music.”

James added that the art and food focused Hotel Matilda has garnered a reputation for its gala gourmet affairs, with special Moxi Supper Club evenings as the most notable. Held several times a year, these tasteful events feature Moxi’s Chef Enrique Olvera collaborating with guest chefs on original menus with wine and tequila pairings.

“Moxi is the hub for exciting gourmet events in San Miguel de Allende,” said James. “It’s impossible to imagine a more delicious menu than one created by local star chef, Matteo Salas, and Mexico’s renowned international celebrity chef, Enrique Olvera.”

Aside from his Moxi, fare, Chef Olvera has enjoyed international recognition for his Mexico City restaurant, Pujol — which is rated number16 on the San Pellegrino list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants — and more recently for his first New York establishment, Cosme. At the helm of Aperi restaurant in San Miguel’s Dos Casas Hotel, Chef Salas garnered professional experience in the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants in France, Spain and Italy.

As audible dessert following the Kick-Off Dinner’s exquisite fare, guests will be treated to an acoustic concert starring Los Rumberos de Massachusetts. Locals in the know hail the Mexican trio for its trademark fusion of rumba, flamenco, Latin rock and reggae.

James notes that since festival officials expect some 3,000 attendees, hotel space will fill quickly. During the festival, nightly rates at Hotel Matilda are from $366 USD. For reservations, visit or call 855-628-4532.

“For the Kick-Off Dinner at Hotel Matilda on July 14, we can accommodate only 120 people, so reservations well in advance are recommended,” said James. To book a seat for the San Miguel Food Festival’s Kick-Off Dinner at Moxi, contact The cost is 2,500 pesos — or about $141 USD, exclusive of service.

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The Agent’s Edge

Celebrated for its one-of-a-kind art and culinary events, Hotel Matilda is an ideal fit for your clients who like discovering a destination through cuisine and culture. Lifestyle-focused guest experiences combine with designer accommodations, gallery-style interior space, creative mixology at Bar Mui and Chef Olvera’s cuisine at Moxi.


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