Festival Gastronómico de Sacatepéquez 2016

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Food Festival - First Prize Winner

As part of the celebrations of La Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, or The Very Noble and Very Loyal City of Saint James of the Knights of Guatemala today we had a half marathon and food festival in La Antigua Guatemala. July 25 is La Antigua Guatemala Patron’s Day; otherwise known as Día de Santiago or Saint James Day.

I confess that today I had a taste of one of the best “gallo en chicha” I have ever had. Also, I tried molletes or torrejas, fresco de chilacayote and “piloyada antigüeña.” It was a pleasure to see and meet so many sybarites in search of exotic flavours and colours. Let it be known that the Guatemalan gastronomy is rich and in good health.

Here are a few photographs I made during the short time I was there. Above, it’s a portrait of the First prize winner for her secret recipe of lengua.

Below you can see the team of judges.

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Food Festival - The Judges

Mole from the Food Festival of Sacatepequez.

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Food Festival - Mole

Some people call this dessert molletes, others call them torrejas.

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Food Festival - Molletes

Hilachas on display at the food festival.

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Food Festival - Hilachas

Loyal reader and supporter, Guy Howard, shared this slide show of the Festival Gastronómico de Sacatepéquez, 2016. Enjoy!

7th Gastronomic Festival, 2016

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