FALLSTON, Md., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avocados From Mexico is celebrating the holiday giving season with more cheer than ever before - by giving one winner and a guest a trip to New York City along with an exclusive cooking lesson with Chef Roberto Santibanez in his Manhattan restaurant, Fonda. The "'Tis the Avocado Season Sweepstakes" is calling on all fans to submit creative ideas on how to dress up favorite holiday dishes with Avocados from Mexico.
With year-round availability of fresh avocados from Mexico, this holiday season has never been a better time to let avocados light up your festive meals. Avocados from Mexico are a delicious, versatile ingredient to add to any dish, and because of their year-round availability, are always ready to grace your holiday table from dips, to desserts and dressings to decor.
Avocados from Mexico fans can enter the "'Tis the Avocado Season Sweepstakes" at http://www.facebook.com/theamazingavocado through November 15th. Following the final entry day in November, a random drawing from among all eligible entries will be held to determine a winner. The winner and one guest will be awarded a trip to New York City during the heart of holiday season in early December to cook with Roberto Santibanez, chef and owner of Brooklyn and Manhattan's Fonda restaurants and author of Truly Mexican, which was named to the New York Times' list of notable cookbooks in 2011. His newest book, Tacos, Tortas and Tamales was released this October.
"We're excited to offer this opportunity to our fans and show them first-hand how versatile avocados from Mexico can be," explains Jackie Bohmer, Marketing Director of the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA). "Chef Santibanez is a creative chef and will surely have tips and tricks for our winner to getting the most out of their holiday meals."
In addition to a grand prize trip for two to New York City, Avocados from Mexico fans will be able to extend festivities and share meal inspirations on Pinterest and Twitter. Pinterest users can "Pin It to Win It" by uploading images of their favorite avocado inspired recipes for a chance to win prizes, including a $100 gift card and a signed copy of Roberto Santibanez's newest book, Tacos, Tortas and Tamales. Twitter will also join in on the fun by hosting a holiday-themed Twitter party with Chef Santibanez to provide expert advice to followers for fun and festive ways to incorporate avocados into the holidays. To participate in the continued flurries of fun, visit the Avocados from Mexico Pinterest page http://pinterest.com/amazingavocado and Twitter page https://twitter.com/amazingavocado.
To learn more, visit the Amazing Avocado Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/theamazingavocado, share your thoughts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amazingavocado or visit the website at http://www.theamazingavocado.com/.
About Avocados From Mexico:
The Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) and the Producers and Packers of Avocados from Michoacan (APEAM) are dedicated to providing a consistent supply of high quality avocados throughout the year. Avocados from Mexico are available year round and can be found in your local grocery store in the produce aisle. Mexico's rich volcanic soil, abundant sunshine and timely rainfall provide the perfect climate for producing fine avocados. A three-slice (1 oz) serving of avocados has 50 calories and contribute nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and the "good" fats. Avocado enthusiasts can find MHAIA on Facebook (search: The Amazing Avocado) and @AmazingAvocado on Twitter. For more information, visit www.theamazingavocado.com or www.avocadosfrommexico.com.
SOURCE Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association