“Make a Run for the Border” w/ Cinco de Mayo Posole

cinco-de-mayo.110420At Carpe Vino, most of our staff loves Mexican cuisine.  In fact, we love Mexico and its diverse culture and people.  And, with two Mexican restaurants in Old Town—Café Delicias and Tio Pepe—we can score great burritos any time just by walking across the street.

But on May 5th each year, we totally embrace Cinco de Mayo.  And for 27th year, Café D will sponsor a celebration on the plaza with live music, Folklórico Dancers, dancing horses and a salsa making contest. It’s on from 5 p.m. to 10.

Each year, Chef Alexander struts his own take on a Mexican classic, posole, an iconic and revered soup typically served on holidays and for special celebrations:  house-smoked pork simmered in a broth made with ancho chile, chicken stock, tomato, onions, herbs, jalapeño and hominy.  The dish is garnished with shredded cabbage, thin-sliced radish, jalapeño, red onion, fried tortilla strips and, of course, cilantro.  Available at the BAR ONLY for $11.

Want something immensely and satisfying and filling?  Then order Chef’s Seared Ahi Tuna Tostada, served with guacamole, black beans, pineapple, chipotle cream and. . .wait for it. . .cilantro. Served at the BAR ONLY for $14.

We start serving these delicious treats at 5 p.m.  Come down to Old Town for dancing horses and stay for the posole!


gary, Drew & the CV Crew