Ayara Thai Hosts Gastronomic Pop-Up at InterContinental Mexico City

Posted by Jenn Infanto on 14th June 2018

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The Cafe Urbano, a modern space located on the first floor of the Presidente InterContinental Hotel in Mexico City welcomed us this past week for a Gastronomic Pop-Up which kicks off to the public today and runs through Saturday, June 30. Chef Vanda and Cathy have brought the flavors of Thailand to Mexico City with a menu emphasizing the use of fresh produce, products and local flavors. During the pop-up, diners will enjoy the close similarities in seasonings, spices and cooking styles between Thai and Mexican cuisine. “Of course, the two cuisines are very different, but both use an abundance of fresh ingredients and spices, and both incorporate rice and sauces to add flavor.” says Chef Vanda Asapahu.

The pop-up, which launches Thursday, June 14 will run through the end of the month and Presidente InterContinental and the Thai embassy flew in both Chef Vanda and Cathy Asapahu from Los Angeles’ Ayara Thai Cuisine Restaurant, to oversee the production of every dish. One of the stars of the pop-up includes a sampling of Lao, a stuffed Lemongrass deep fried, along with a Northern Thai Platter featuring Nam Prik Ong and Num served with fresh steamed vegetables and pork rinds. Experience authentic Thai flavors with a Laab Moo Salad and family style dishes which will include the aromatic Spicy Basil Chicken Fried Rice and Spicy Seafood Hotpot Soup. Serious steak aficionados will enjoy the Ka-Pow Rib-Eye, a creamy Roasted Duck Curry and locally caught fish served Chu-Chee style. For those looking to crave their sweet tooth will enjoy Chef Cathys’ Mango Sticky Rice or Milo Mousse Cake.

If you’re visiting Mexico City or have friends or family in the area, please invite them to join us for this unique dining experience!

Gastronomic Pop-Up at the Presidente InterContinental Mexico City begins Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 30 at The Cafe Urbano, located on the first floor of the hotel. Campos Elíseos 218, Polanco, Polanco IV Secc, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico.