Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow.
The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16th.
This day also gives many people a reason to let loose, and have some fun. However, this festive holiday does not have to just be about tequila and guacamole.
Since Cinco de Mayo falls on a Thursday night, you may head out to a fun spot, but if not, here are some other tasty ideas to get your food and wine fiesta on…right in your kitchen.
Go for Carne Asada Tacos
- Pair these tacos with Zinfandel - a red wine with jammy fruit like blackberry
A fan favorite, Chicken Enchiladas
- These enchiladas pair well with Rioja or Tempranillo - a jammy red wine with forest fruis and spice
A nice suggestion is Miguel 2005 Red
Go traditional with Mexican Paella
- Pair your paella with Douro - a rustic, but jammy red wine with currants, berries, and smoked oak
Grab some tortilla chips and dip into some 7-Layer Mexican Dip
- Pop open some Rosé: a dry, pink wine with flavors of strawberry, watermelon & cherry
A nice suggestion is Calixa Rosado
Be safe, have fun, and enjoy!