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Cinco de Mayo Dinner News – France vs. Mexico

05 May
Stewed Beef, Mexican Rice, and a Bolio

Celebrate Mexico's triumph with dishes the French left behind.

The Menu

Today marks the victory of Mexico over the French but is often celebrated with Tex~Mex classics.  Change it up this year and bring the wonderful baked goods, cream sauces, and squash blossoms to your dinner table or margarita party.

Appetizer

Crepas de Flor de Calabaza – Crepes filled with squash blossoms and covered in a poblano cream sauce.

Memelas with Queso Fresco and Charred Tomato Sauce – Small hand-made tortilla disks with seasoned tomatoes and cheese.

Tinga – Fried chicken tortilla rolls.

Entree

Guisado de chambarete –  Stewed beef in potato, corn and chayote.

Pollo Poblano – Chicken in a poblano cream sauce.

Side Dishes

Boleo / Bolillos – French style bread served as an individual small loaf or a large wide baguette style can be found throughout Mexico.

Mexican Rice III – Not from the French influenced era of Mexican cuisine… but handy to learn that toasted rice and a tomato style sauce differs from the saffron and peas that you would find in Spanish rice.

Dessert

Pan De Muerto – Sugar coated orange and anise bread.

Corn Muffin Churros – Easy way to make these fried donuts without starting from pure scratch.

The Chatter

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at these 5 great Mexican spots in Hong Kong – pictures and descriptions of street and sit down options half a world away from the site of the original celebrations.

The Other Cinco de Mayo Cocktails – bright and fruity alternatives to the same ole’ margaritas

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