Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Wine Food Pairing .. a Cinco De Mayo Celebration!

Wine food pairing to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for "5th of May", is a holiday celebrated in Mexico. The holiday commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

The date is best recognized in the United States as a date to celebrate the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry, much as St. Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest, and the Chinese New Year are used to celebrate those of Irish, German, and Chinese ancestry respectively. Similar to those holidays, Cinco de Mayo is observed by many Americans regardless of ethnic origin.

Pat and Bob Brown decided to host the "Pelican Street" party and it was well attended. As you can see, Pat went all out with her Mexican specialty dishes and no one went away hungry. "Roberto", well known for his love of cold cerveza, brought out his industrial sized Margarita blender complete with carrying case!

Wine was available for the event ... red or white, but the real star of the show were the "secret" recipe Margarita's that Bob whipped up!

When the chips were down (tortilla chips, that is!) Everyone switched over to the icy tequila beverage. Cinco de Mayo in Naples, Florida ... sometimes you simply must be flexible with your wine food pairing. CHEERS!

1 comment:

Aunt Patti said...

I think this Pelican Street celebration on the 5th of May shall have to be dubbed "the first annual"!