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Sabores CDMX events (Flavours of Mexico City) will see one of Mexico City’s top chefs take over the kitchens of Vancouver restaurants to share culinary highlights from their home region. At Cacao, Chef Jefferson Alvarez will cook with Chef Gerardo Vázquez Lugo.

Our notable Mexican chef will serve a set menu for all three nights: December 8th, 9th, and 10th. Guests can expect to taste regional dishes native to Mexico, featuring specialty ingredients and Mexican delicacies. The high-end chefs will pay tribute to their heritage with traditional methods and authentic recipes, reinterpreting them on the plate to produce innovative modern cuisine. Set menu prices will vary. For additional details, and to make reservations please contact us.


Chef Gerardo Vázquez Lugo

Prawn Clemole
soup with prawn, tomato, pumpkin, corn dough
Manchamanteles Mole with Duck
confited duck with “manchamanteles” mole, apple, pear, pineapple
Chocolate Tamale
vanilla sauce


Chef Gerardo Vázquez Lugo leads Mexico City’s Restaurante Nicos, named one of San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America in 2016. The restaurant, which has been in the family for decades, was transformed under his influence when he took over the kitchen in 2006. Under Chef Gerardo, Nicos was revamped from a humble family restaurant to a high-end establishment featuring a progressive menu, giving nods to traditional cooking and recipes. Vancouverites will enjoy the cooking of Chef Lugo and Chef Jefferson Alvarez at Cacao on December 8th, 9th, and 10th. 

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World Chef Exchange | Mexico City