Dishes of DISH: Ceviche from Adelita's Cocina y Cantina

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Westword will host its twentieth annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, DISH, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where many of the favorite restaurants of Cafe Society writers and readers will be serving delectable dishes. Like Adelitas Cocina y Cantina, for example, which is eschewing the taco template for something a little fancier. See also: Dishes of DISH: Gourmet oysters from Angelo's Taverna

This Mexican restaurant on South Broadway is famous for its Taco Tuesday special, but owner Brian Rossi will show a different side of his cantina at DISH. "We choose to do this versus our normal taco to show people we are much more than your typical taco shop," Rossi says.

To that end, Adelita's is serving a ceviche with tilapia and shrimp; like much of the restaurant's cuisine, it's a classic recipe from the Michoacán region of Mexico. That's where chef Silvia Ayala and her family hail from, and that's where many of her closely-guarded recipes originate.

The ceviche is just one of dozens of offerings you'll find at DISH, which runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 7. (VIP entrance is at 11 a.m.) To see what else is in store and buy tickets for this culinary celebration's twentieth anniversary, visit the 2014 DISH site.

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