Mole. What a delectable dish. Certainly not the easiest thing to make. One of the many gifts of living in Los Angeles is all the different styles and tastes of prepared mole that one can buy. Whether it be from a vendor or restaurant. Recently I was invited to a private mole tasting at Dona Socorro’s (founding member of ‘La Feria de los Moles’) home. It was the perfect demonstration of two of the most traditional mole styles, Puebla and Oaxaca. I had both. I can’t say there was a winner amongst the two moles…. the lucky winner was me the taster who got to enjoy two plates of sublime mole. I was shocked to discover how many laborious hours go into making mole. Making mole for a small amount of people will easily run you 5 hours. Try a crowd of 25…. your looking at 10 hours. Want enough mole to feed a big party…. it’ll take about 3 days! DAYS! Wow, no wonder I’ve never made homemade mole. I’m positive it’s something I’ll try doing in the near future since Dona Socorro inspired me. In the meantime if you would like to get your hands on some delicious mole…. Then make it your business to attend the “4th Annual La Feria de los Moles: Puebla vs. Oaxaca!” Yes, Dona Socorro will be at the event making her famous mole! Enjoy!
Date: October 9th, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Place: Olvera Street
This family friendly event will have FREE admittance and food will be available for purchase.
Here’s a few pictures from the pre-tasting:
All photos taken by: Mando Lopez
Don’t miss out on the fun!