Made in San Miguel Festival
By Jade Arroyo
San Miguel de Allende has a wealth of cultural offerings, among them gastronomy, art, music, dance and handicrafts. The Festival Hecho en San Miguel was about highlighting these offerings. The day was filled with many open-air activities including horse shows, hula dancers, live cooking demonstrations, performances by local musicians and wine and liquor tastings, among other things. People from everywhere walked through the open space, learning about and admiring the designs and local products featured in a small fair where they could buy all kind of items directly from the producers, everything from artisanal cheese, breads and jam to jewelry and furniture. All these products had one thing in common: They were all made in San Miguel de Allende.
This was the second edition of the festival, and the special guest was the world-renowned chef Bricio Dominguez from “El Jardín de los Milagros” restaurant. During the day, visitors had the chance to cook with the famous chef.
The director of the festival, Ana Valeria Clares, said, “The idea is to show the people who live outside San Miguel how lucky we are to live in such a rich community. We are very pleased with the turnout.”
The event was held at Ventanas Golf Club on November 24 from 11am to 7:30pm.