An annual event in San Miguel is the "Chilli cook off". This year 26 people and restaurants participated. Tickets are 100 Pesos in advance and 150 Pesos at the door. At the entrance to the event you get a little bowl and a very little spoon.
|ChupAlita won the competition|
|This participant had made his own corn tortilla bowls|
|There were also vendors selling their wares|
|Zumo is one of the top restaurants in town|
As you stroll along the stalls you can get a ladle of chilli put into your bowl and have a taste. One participant showed up with meat balls, they were delicious, but that's not chilli, so he was off my list immediately. After about 20 tastes we were stuffed so we stopped for a beer break. We tried a very hoppy artisan beer that tasted quite good to me, but it was not Shelagh's favourite, so I volunteered to finish hers. Then we tried the other chilli offerings and eventually returned to our favourite to confirm our choice. Once you have decided on the best of the best you leave your very little spoon at their stall in a bucket placed there for the purpose.
|This guy did a brisk business with his sausages|
|Great music all day|
The event went from 12:00 'till 20:00. Live music filled the air by three bands, beer and wine flowed, and food was barbecued. A certain recipe for success.
|The setting was on the parklike grounds behind the "Instituto de Allende"|
We had a great time despite the high winds and cool temperatures...