Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Chef Lula Martin del Campo hosts Casa Dragones tequila dinner at Four Seasons Resort

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:56 AM

click to enlarge Lula Martin del Campo and Sam Faggetti - PHOTO BY FAIYAZ KARA
  • photo by Faiyaz Kara
  • Lula Martin del Campo and Sam Faggetti
Lula Martin del Campo, one of Mexico's most renowned and recognized chefs, was in town last week for the Casa Dragones Jovenes Pairing Dinner at Plancha at the Four Seasons Resort.

She, along with Four Seasons executive sous chef Sam Faggetti, fashioned a six-course meal that will easily be etched in the memories of all who attended. The meal was paired with Casa Dragones Joven, a sipping tequila crafted in small batches in Tequila, Mexico (a bottle runs $285 ).

Martin del Campo runs two restaurants in Mexico City – ROCA and Carbon – and is also the executive chef for HSBC Bank in Mexico City. For her last meal on Earth, she says she's given it a lot of thought and ultimately decided on mezcal and raw oysters (with lime and a splash of Tabasco) for her big send-off. Here are some scenes from her Casa Dragones dinner.
click to enlarge Jengibre dragon cocktail - PHOTO BY FAIYAZ KARA
  • photo by Faiyaz Kara
  • Jengibre dragon cocktail
click to enlarge Pork belly wrapped in bacon - PHOTO BY FAIYAZ KARA
  • photo by Faiyaz Kara
  • Pork belly wrapped in bacon
click to enlarge Naranja corvina ceviche, orange, achiote - PHOTO BY FAIYAZ KARA
  • photo by Faiyaz Kara
  • Naranja corvina ceviche, orange, achiote
click to enlarge Chilled asparagus soup with crabmeat - PHOTO BY FAIYAZ KARA
  • photo by Faiyaz Kara
  • Chilled asparagus soup with crabmeat
click to enlarge Yellowtail snapper, chayote, embered onions, lime - PHOTO BY FAIYAZ KARA
  • photo by Faiyaz Kara
  • Yellowtail snapper, chayote, embered onions, lime

click to enlarge Corn brûlée - PHOTO BY FAIYAZ KARA
  • photo by Faiyaz Kara
  • Corn brûlée
click to enlarge Ash-crusted filet, cojita cheese sauce - PHOTO BY FAIYAZ KARA
  • photo by Faiyaz Kara
  • Ash-crusted filet, cojita cheese sauce
click to enlarge Tequila granita, salt air - PHOTO BY FAIYAZ KARA
  • photo by Faiyaz Kara
  • Tequila granita, salt air

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