Cinco de Mayo 2011
Cinco de Mayo or the 5th of May commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French in 1862 at the battle of Puebla. Throughout Mexico the holiday has a limited recognition and is really only celebrated regularly in the state of Puebla itself. It’s only in the US that the event has become widespread and a reason for a fiesta grande. Many Americans (whether of Mexican Heritage or not) seem to have enthusiastically taken to this particular event.
Cinco de Mayo is a time to celebrate Mexican culture in all its vibrant aspects. Festive gatherings will include bright colors, delicious food and fabulous dance presentations. Great Mariachis, Salsa, Norteno bands and other Latin American inspired music will be the norm. It is also an occasion for virtually every Mexican Restaurant in the country to host great times, although we offer this menu should you want to stay home for the fiesta. Cerveza and Margaritas top the list of beverage favorites, but Mojitos, Daiquiris, Sangria, Pina Coladas or any other drink name ending in a vowel will also be popular.Print Menu Add Avanti Savoia products to cart
The fresher the better, not quite as good the next day, but still tasty.
Green and mean (not really) adjust the peppers to your taste.
Guaca - mole, roughly meaning "green concoction." The most important thing here is perfectly ripe avocados. Not under ripe and not over ripe. Flavorings can vary, but do not ruin your guacamole with the Americanized tendency to add mayonaise.
- Salsa Fresca
- Main Dish
Open-faced Turkey Tamales
This recipe won 1st place in the 'Cooking Light' category at the 2009 Women Today Expo in Knoxville, TN. It does take some time to prepare, but its fun to do with a group of friends "assembly line style."
- Open-faced Turkey Tamales
- Side Dish
Just like it is made in hundreds of Southwestern restaurants. The better the quality of rice, the better the taste of the dish.
- Mexican Rice
Vanilla Bean Flan
Traditional dessert ending at many Mexican restaurants.
- Vanilla Bean Flan