The Magic of Mexican Cuisine: A Tasty Gateway to Cultural Exchange

The upcoming event offers an unparalleled opportunity to showcase the authentic, rich, and diverse flavors of Mexican cuisine.


“A Taste of Mexico” – an immersive culinary journey celebrating the vibrant flavors and cultural heritage of Mexico – is coming to Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, offering guests an authentic taste of Mexican gastronomy.

Mexican Ambassador to Vietnam, Alejandro Negrin, officially launches “A Taste of Mexico” in Hanoi. Photos: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

The esteemed Mexican Ambassador to Vietnam, Alejandro Negrin, has announced a unique collaboration with Naco Taco, endorsed by the Mexican Embassy in Vietnam. This month-long celebration of Mexican cuisine and culture will take place throughout May.

The event, hosted at Angelina – the hotel’s contemporary cocktail bar, whisky lounge, and restaurant – promises an unforgettable dining experience.

“‘A Taste of Mexico’ is more than just a culinary celebration; it serves as a vibrant bridge connecting Vietnamese and Mexican cultures,” said Ambassador Negrin. “We are thrilled to showcase the rich and diverse flavors of our country’s gastronomic heritage.”

Chef Gabriela Espinosa, a renowned Mexican culinary artist based in Bangkok, will join forces with the Angelina and Metropole teams. Together with Metropole’s Culinary Director Remi Van Peteghem, they will craft a unique menu that highlights the complex and culturally rich flavors of Mexico, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage cuisine.

Octavio Muñoz Castillo Jauregui, Master Mezcalier and co-founder of Naco Taco, will also collaborate with Angelina’s mixologists. They will create a special selection of mezcal-based cocktails, expertly crafted to complement the culinary delights.

George Koumendakos, General Manager of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, expressed his enthusiasm for the event: “We are delighted to host ‘A Taste of Mexico’ at Angelina. This event aligns perfectly with our commitment to offering our guests exceptional culinary experiences and celebrating cultural diversity.”

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, a historic landmark in the heart of the city since 1901, is known for its luxurious events and as a popular destination for business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel has received international acclaim for its impeccable service and has become an integral part of Hanoi’s rich cultural heritage.

“A Taste of Mexico” promises an authentic and vibrant Mexican culinary experience.