72.8 F
Mérida
Friday, July 30, 2021
###

48 hours of Thai cuisine at hacienda pop-up

Recent headlines

People of Homún awarded Lion Heart award for their fight against pig farms

The recognition comes as Homún continues to fight against pig farms which locals say produce dangerous levels of pollutants that seep into their groundwater. 

New archaeological discovery sheds light on a centuries-old conflict

Archaeologists in Piste, Yucatán, have discovered the foundations of two structures dating to the Caste War.

Yucatán’s COVID vaccination program reaches younger residents

Yucatán begins inoculating residents as young as 18. Photo: Courtesy Some Yucatán residents...
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
[metaslider id=53627 cssclass=””]

This weekend, Merida’s Hacienda Xcanatun is featuring a Thai cuisine pop-up hosted by Saffron, an award-winning restaurant in Mayakoba, on the shores of the Riviera Maya. 

At a preview event for the pop-up, Chef Khun Rita — who is from Phuket, Thailand — and her team delivered a magnificent array of classic Thai dishes with a contemporary twist. Among the highlights of the night were the Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup) and the quintessential Pad Thai (Thai-style Fried Noodles). 

Chef Khun Rita has only been in Mexico for a few months but expresses eagerness to prove herself in this demanding market and make Saffron by Banyan Tree the best Thai restaurant in Latin America. 

Originally from Spain, Banyan Tree Executive Chef Alfonso de la Dehesa spent several years working in Phuket honing his skills before bringing the flavors of Thailand to the Yucatán Peninsula. 

Saffron’s pop-up at Xcanatun will only last through Sunday. Reservations can be made at 999-930-2140.

The event is to be held in Xcanatun’s restaurant, Casa de Piedra, which is in full compliance with state health regulations designed to fight the spread of COVID-19. 

More news

Girls pawn their house to pay for mother’s funeral

Social media helped attract attention to the young sisters who sold their home to pay for their mother's funeral. Photo: Courtesy

Snack time: The best of Yucatán’s botanitas

While some of the snacks on offer in Yucatán are easily recognizable to newcomers, others may seem a little more exotic.

At 112, ‘Don Chep’ was Yucatán’s oldest man — or maybe not

Jorge Durán y Coral celebrated his 112th birthday earlier this year. Photo: Courtesy Family and friends said their...

New delays and ‘unforeseen’ rains delay the reopening of the paso deprimido

If you had been looking forward to zooming under Mérida’s Paso Deprimdio underpass this summer, we have some bad news.