COLORS OF MEXICO Bright flavors and plates await just off the beaten path

COLORS OF MEXICO: Bright flavors and plates await just off the beaten path.

Menu Mix: The real regions of Mexico

Menu items at the Arizona Student Union and the Arizona Catering Co. take some twists and turns down the dusty roads of the Yucatan, the buzzing metropolis of Mexico City and the busy seaside towns of Oaxaca.

"Americans have fallen in love with the great Mexican combination of rich, earthy flavors and casual, festive dining,” says Michael Omo, senior executive chef, Arizona Student Unions at the University of Arizona. “But still, most Americans don’t begin to imagine how sumptuous and varied the cooking of Mexico really is.”

So Omo strives to give student diners an informal tour of the regions with a Mexican menu selection that goes far beyond a Taco Tuesday or burrito bar. Both fami

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