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Chiles en Nogada, a true Mexican flavors extravaganza!


Chiles en Nogada are a unique Mexican culinary tradition that combines the flavors, colors and history of the country with the sophistication and artfulness of their gastronomy to create a unique flavors extravaganza!

Chiles en Nogada are prepared with with poblano chiles stuffed with a mixture of meat and dried fruits, covered in walnut sauce, and garnished with pomegranate seeds, giving it the three colors of the Mexican flag. Traditionally this dish is prepared during the months of August and September when pomegranates are in season and the date also coincide with Mexico’s Independence celebrations making this dish both patriotic and festive.

Its creation goes back to the times when Mexico became an Independent Republic, times when the colors green, white and red began to be used as national colors in 1821, when the Trigarante Army, leaded by Vicente Guerrero adopted these colors on his flag.

In 1821, Agustín de Iturbide signed the documents that declared Mexico free and independent from Spain, on its way to Mexico City to become the first emperor of Mexico, he stoped at Puebla to celebrate his name day, knowing this, the Santa Monica’s convent decided to prepare a dish in his honor. The nuns combined on this dish the green chile poblano with a new and complicated filling prepared with fruits and ground beef, a white walnut creamy sauce and bright red pomegranate seeds.

Hungry? Celebrate Mexico, and try this unique delicacy!

And for those visiting Punta Mita during September, the Punta Mita Beach Clubs are featuring a Special Menu showcasing the best of the Mexican Cuisine, including Chiles en Nogada.

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