October 1, 2022

Deb’s Bristol Diner will host an authentic Mexican dinner

Maria Mazon (Photo courtesy of Birdie Fyffe Photography)

The executive chef of a Mexican restaurant in Arizona invites everyone to experience the true flavor of Mexico with a unique dinner at Deb’s Bristol Diner on Wednesday July 3.

Maria Mazon, executive chef, founder and owner of Boca Tacos y Tequila in Tucson, Arizona, will cook the all-inclusive meal, with settings at 5 and 6:30 p.m.

Mazon grew up in Sonora, Mexico. She and her restaurant have appeared on Food Network‘s “Chopped,” “Ginormous Food” and “You Gotta Eat Here!” as well as Travel Channel’s “Best Places to Get It”.

“I represent Mexican cuisine the right way,” Mazon said. “I don’t use ground beef. I don’t use sour cream. I don’t use yellow cheese.

From its tortillas to its salsas, Mazon does everything from scratch and cooks only with local ingredients.

Mazon is eager to find local ingredients in Lincoln County. She will bring her own tortilla press, dried peppers and Mexican sea salt to cook.

The dinner menu includes four courses: a duet of guacamole with salsas and freshly cut fries; caldo de queso, a tomato-based broth with queso fresco, potatoes and grilled green chili, from Sonora, Mexico; fresh corn tortillas with Oaxacan cheese stuffed with squash blossoms and hoja santa, from Mexico; and taco pescado in pibil sauce – fresh fish wrapped in banana leaves with a sour orange and achiote sauce – from the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula.

Mazon intends to highlight as many flavors as possible. It includes the origin of the dishes on the menu so that people know which part of Mexico they are tasting.

Barrett Silver, owner of Deb’s Bristol Diner, has assisted Mazon in the business management of Boca Tacos y Tequila for 10 years.

He now lives in Round Pond with his family. So he invited Mazon to host the event at the restaurant and experience the charm of Lincoln County.

“I’m just excited to cook and bring the flavors of Mexico to Maine,” Mazon said.

To make a reservation, call Deb’s Bristol Diner at 563-8005. The restaurant is located at 1267 Bristol Road in the village of Bristol Mills.