Homechef Edition: A Mole and Tomato Wheels Lambrusco Affair

29th February 2024

Homechef Edition A Mole and Tomato Wheels Lambrusco Affair

I am Moirae Choquette, the Founder of Tomato Wheels Lambrusco, and I’m back to share our chronicles and experience of another Mexican food and Tomato Wheels pairing here in Mexico.

This month, I ditched the restaurant menus (because, let’s face it, we should all be kitchen pros post-pandemic) and plunged headfirst into the heart and soul of Mexican cuisine—Mole pronounced: “MOH-lay”. It’s not just a sauce; it’s the flavor, the essence, and some might even argue, the heartbeat of Mexico.

Mole, the cultural cornerstone of Mexico, is like the Brick Lane curry for our British pals, but with a spicy twist. This not-so-Instagrammable brown sauce is a culinary masterpiece that varies in ingredients and preparation from region to region.

My first attempt at homemade Mole wasn’t exactly a from-scratch masterpiece. I confess, I took a detour to the corner store for a premade Mole kickstart. But don’t judge just yet—I spiced things up with a little chili pepper, cinnamon and garlic to give it a homemade oomph. This is poured over the top of the chicken, usually chicken that’s slow boiled for no less than 2 hours. Notice I added the accouterments—the chicken feet. #WhenInRome

The real fun began when we decided to pair this culinary dynamo with a bottle of Tomato Wheels Lambrusco. The spicy yet sweet Mole kicked the Lambrusco into high gear bringing with every sip. Bringing out notes of cold blueberries, a hint of lavender, and fig, concluding with a creaminess that could compete with any flan, all complemented by a subtle burst of tannins. Not to forget the effervescent and refreshing finale.

Final notes: we will 100% be pairing Tomato Wheels Lambrusco with currys and moles in the future. It was a pairing that hit—very well. #DrinkLambrusco—if you know what’s good.

Moirae Choquette

A prominent Canadian Indigenous entrepreneur and CEO & Founder of Tomato Wheels Lambrusco which launched in Canada in 2022. Currently in Mexico, she and her team are preparing for the launch of Tomato Wheels Lambrusco in their first international market. She will be sharing her culinary escapades and exploring the perfect spicy Mexican dishes that pair seamlessly with their Lambrusco. Find them on Instagram @tomatowheels, visit the website www.tomatowheels.com