Pork Posole & Smoked Chicken Tacos! Cinco de Mayo

At 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 Mexican cuisine any time just by walking across the street.

But on May 5th each year, we totally embrace Cinco de Mayo.  And for 28th 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 5pm-8pm.

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 guajillo 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 for $12.

Keeping with the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, Chef Alexander and Pitmaster Smith collaborated to create an additional dinner special: Chicken Tacos (2) w/ Chipotle BBQ, Cotija Cheese, Tomatillo Salsa.  Available for $10.

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