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A Sacramento Restaurateur with Passion, Creativity and Determination

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

Early Memories

Ernesto Delgado’s lifelong love of the flavors of México and the magic that occurs when food and fire are combined began as a small boy living in Atacheo, located in the state of Michoacán.

The afternoon sun is golden, and dust glitters in the light as it floats up behind the footsteps of the man working to harvest the corn. The man’s son is only four years old. He has observed his father working hard every day on the Milpa..

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Pairing Premium Mezcales and True Mexican Food with Señor Ernesto Delgado

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

Fine Mezcales (and fine Tequilas) have much in common with fine wines.

The quality of the Agave, the soil, microclimate, harvesting, processing and aging all play an essential role in the finished product. When tasting an artisanal Mezcal, it’s important to understand that the tasting process is also similar. With the first sip, you should simply be introducing the Mezcal to your lips and tongue – with Mezcals higher alcohol content, taking a..

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The Life and Passion of a Restaurateur

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

Ernesto Delgado’s lifelong love of fine cuisine began on a hot, dry summer day in Atacheo, México….

The afternoon sun is golden, and dust glitters in the light as it floats up behind the footsteps of the man working to harvest the corn. The man’s son is only four years old. He has observed his father working hard every day on the Milpa (small agricultural farm), growing tomatoes, strawberries and corn to sell to eager buyers. As part of the..

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The Beautiful Poblano

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

The Rich History of the Versatile Poblano

The Poblano Chile originated in Puebla, Mexico, a region in the heart of the country. It is said to have grown wild in the mountainous areas near Puebla – quite possibly in Cholula, which is thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in Mexico.

Cholula was first settled by indigenous people between 800 and 200 BC.  By 100 BC, the Olmecs had made Cholula one of Mexico’s most active cities...

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