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“When you think of Mexican food, there’s a good chance you’re imagining tacos, burritos, and enchiladas — and margaritas, of course.

When Pati Jinich (pronounced HEE-nitch) — host of Pati’s Mexican Table on PBS, which airs locally on WGTE at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays — thinks of the food of her homeland, she thinks of margaritas, too. Specifically, a grilled pineapple version perked up with jalapeño and cilantro, served in a glass rimmed with both salt and chile powder.

This sweet and spicy starter was the specialty drink served at the annual Key Private Bank dinner hosted Oct. 6 at Inverness Club.

Each fall, KeyBank invites its private banking customers to a dinner prepared by a visiting chef. This year, Ms. Jinich, the resident chef at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington was featured. She brought her passion for history, culture, and her native country to the meal, which showcased dishes that go far beyond the foods we usually associate with Mexico…”

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