Image via La Sandia Tysons Corner (Mole Rojo over Slow Roasted Pork)
La Sandia, located in Tysons Corner Center, is currently hosting it’s 2nd annual Mole Festival. This year, they are cooking up four featured moles including Mole Pipian, Rojo, Poblano and Negro. Guests are invited to taste Mexico’s national dish over a selection of proteins including chicken, steak, shrimp, pork and vegetables. Chef Richard Sandoval has chosen to celebrate these colorful sauces, as every October in San Pedro Actopan, Mexico, an annual Mole Festival that is held around town. This festival is one of his fondest memories of food being shared between friends, family and neighbors. La Sandia’s festival pays homage to one of Chef Sandoval’s fave pastimes. Of course seasonal cocktails are on the menu to help guests wash down their moles; a spicy Habanero Blood Orange Margarita and a Guava Mojito. La Sandia’s Mole Festival will run from October 1-December 31.
Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., Washington D.C.
Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9 and WJLA’s News Channel 8.