Been craving authentic jalapeño chiles rellenos lately? We have, too, which is why we’re looking forward to this month’s Mexican Gastronomy Festival. Indulge in the flavors of Mexico with cooking demos and Mexican wine seminars at the Taste of Vail (April 5–7) and during a four-course dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver (April 9). It’s all part of the Mexican Cultural Center’s efforts to highlight our southern neighbor’s vibrant heritage—and Colorado’s Hispanic traditions, which extend back 400 years. Be on the lookout for art exhibits, film screenings, and concerts throughout the year. Get in a festive mood early by fueling up at your favorite Mexican joint.