In some cases press trips mean you eat at wonderful places you could never afford. In other cases you end up at some generic expat restaurants you would never frequent.
My first night Matt Gibson gave me the nick name Princess Bacon and perhaps I deserved it as I told Salvador, one of the senior officials at Mazatlan tourism that I preferred comida tipica. He asked if I had room for another dinner.
Oh he had misunderestimated me. Remember how I ate three lunches in Playa del Carmen.
I am fully committed to food in Mexico.
And so we went for another meal at La Copita one of Salvador’s favourite restaurants and he ordered one of everything:
Asado de plaza
Gordita de pollo
Flauta de carne
Papas con res tact
I met the women of the kitchen – Yolanda and Catarina so gracious to share their food at a late hour.
Dish after dish was the best food I had eaten in ages. And while I love the food of fine restaurants, it really doesn’t compare to women who have spent years in the kitchen.
Disclosure: I was a guest of the Mexico Tourism Board, they did not request that I write a favourable review or eat two dinners my first night in Mazatlan.