Photos from the Abastos Tour and luncheon
*1st stop - Abastos with a trained Guide to show 4 guests where to shop and for which items at each Tienda
Bring your cooler as this is an opportunity to stock up on those specialty items not readily available at Lakeside particularly at this price!
*2nd stop - Toyo Asian Market - Another fabulous location to purchase those difficult to find Asian Ingredients
*3rd stop - Riscal Restaurant - an elegant, old world charm ,Spanish Restaurant. Riscal has been in business for many years in Guadalajara and is well known for it's authentic Spanish cuisine, service and decor.
Many thanks to Monica Molloy and Laure Hilden and our great Tour Guides for working so hard to arrange this wonderful, successful event. We are so proud of our continued support of our five Culinary Arts Students!
Dear Monica and Laure
Your Day trip to Guadalajara’s famous Abastos Market was my first experience on tour with CASA, but it certainly will not be my last! What a sensational day it was!!
You thought of everything: The luxury bus transportation was truly first class including even prearranged “front of venue “ parking!) En route, the excitement mounted with your wonderful descriptions of the highlights
in store for us . The bustle of the market did not disappoint! One could almost feel Anthony Bourdain there, talking and filming.
The Speciality Asian stores on the way to Lunch were intriguing too. I shopped a lot there!
The Luncheon you included at one of Guadalajara ‘s signature best Restaurants, was superb: Colonial Spanish Ambiance, Polished Service, delicious tapas and main courses; all paired perfectly with their featured wines from Spain .
Sighs of contentment from everyone on the trip home. It’s SO nice to sit back, enjoy and let the pros take care of every detail.
Please sign me up for the next CASA TOUR?
CASA Members & Associates update
Friday, November 17 the CASA Culinary Team delivered our CASA/Ninos Incapacitados Auctioned Thai dinner for 8 people which raised 36,000 pesos for Niños.
It was quite an extravaganza with an 8 course meal plus a palette cleanser.
The Chefs were: Roberta Kalan, Michele Lococo, Bev Denton, Sally Meyers, Allison Quattrocchi, Tracy Reuter, Marina Benz and Jose Melendrez and absentee Laure Hilden.
Car Park/Door Men/ Bartenders were: Mike Myers & Jose Melendrez (Jose & Mike stole the show, the guests loved them!)
Special plating- carved vegetables & fruit – Carol Westbrook
Menu Design and Table Décor – Judith Greenberg
Floral Masterpiece – Karen Richardson
Coordinator & Hostess – Monica Molloy
One of the guests called us into the dining room after finishing their last course and all of them gave us a standing ovation and accolades such as : “over the top, incredible, professional, delicious, best execution of many of the dishes, impeccable attention to detail"