The event was really well attended, sold out actually! There were so many different moles it really have you a sense of the richness and variety of the sauce style. Some were chocolatey, some smokey, some more like coffee, some sweeter, some spicier.
The Day of the Dead displays were amazing as well. Really beautiful and intricate designs. I was with a friend whose husband died earlier this year and she was overwhelmed by the positive spirit of the event!
See photos from 2017 (credit: Kelly Connolly, top photo) and 2016 below!
November 15th was a community event where local chefs have a cook-off of the best Mole Sauce, and you get to vote for your favorite! This year we are using our abuelita’s recipe for our 14th Annual Mole Contest, as it gave the opportunity to savor delicious home-made Mole recipes, vote for your favorite dish, and celebrate the winners with prizes and special performances.
Plus, Baile de cumbia Sonidera powered by Turbo Sonidero from San José, CA.
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2016 Video + photos!
2016 fun photos!
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Plate of food to accompany Mole for an additional $7! Mole is the generic name for a number of sauces originally used in Mexican cuisine, as well as for dishes based on these sauces. See history below.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street @ 25th St, San Francisco, California 94110
The anticipated Mole Tasting Contest “Mole To Die For” is back for its 12th annual Mole To Die For! MCCLA celebrates Latin American heritage through the art of Mexican cuisine, and invites the community to participate in this aromatic event held during the Día de los Muertos season, a time to commemorate and remember together our loved ones and our shared traditions. for registration: bit.do/molecontest
The history of the Mole goes back to the pre-Columbian era and there are several versions of its origin.
It is said that the Aztecs prepared for the great lords a complex dish called “Mulli,” meaning porridge or mixture. This mixture contained various chillies and other seasonings. Mole is a special dish for the nobility and it represents one of the greatest gifts that indigenous people contributed to the world!