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UCLA Latino Alumni Association: Taste of El Salvador

Event Date - Sept. 21, 2019


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Discover El Salvador’s authentic food with Alicia Maher ’92, author of Delicious El Salvador and El Salvador, Sabores Deliciosos. Alicia is a Salvadoran food expert, Gourmand Award winner, cookbook author, cooking teacher, publisher and home-chef. Author & Publisher: Delicious El Salvador and El Salvador, Sabores Deliciosos

Join the UCLA Latino Alumni Association for a delicious lunch at Alicia’s home in Cheviot Hills, Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 12 – 3 p.m.  All proceeds will go toward the UCLA Latino Alumni Endowed Scholarship fund. 


You will be welcomed with your choice of wine, beer or a Salvadoran, non-alcoholic pineapple beverage.

Appetizer 1: Cheese pupusa with tomato sauce and curtido.

Pupusas are El Salvador’s national dish! The word “pupusa” derives from the Nahuat language and it has two possible meanings, either “stuffed” or “puffy,” perhaps in reference to the fillings and how pupusas puff up after being cooked.

Appetizer 2: Shrimp cocktail with pink sauce, served with saltine crackers.

With the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Fonseca coastlines reaching over 200 miles, we are lucky to enjoy a variety of succulent and tasty seafood dishes year-round. This dish is one of the many seafood appetizers we serve in El Salvador.

Main course: Chicken in alguashte sauce, served with Salvadoran rice, avocado, red onion, and cilantro salad.

Alguashte means ground pumpkin seeds. This delicious powder is the base for this fresh and tasty tomato sauce that transforms the chicken into a delectable and juicy dish.

Desserts: Semita de piña, vanilla custard, fresh fruit salad and coffee.

Enjoy these iconic Salvadoran desserts!
Semita de pina – Crispy pineapple-filled pastry
Leche poleada – Vanilla custard/pudding
Ensalada de fruta fresca – Fresh fruit salad
Coffee from Don Leo’s Coffee


Date and Time

Sept. 21, 2019
Noon - 3 p.m.


($40 tax deductible)


UCLA Latino Alumni Association


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