Yes, cinco de mayo has been co-opted as another drinking holiday here in the United States. It’s actually only a regional holiday in Pueblo, Mexico, held in commemoration of the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces. Still, when Tania DeLuzuriaga throws a cinco de mayo party, replete with sangria and the promise of tacos, you go.
Tania is my Harvard co-worker, friend, and wunderkind behind the food blog, The Musing Bouche. She likes food (and Mexico) as much as I do, but is way more hardcore about actually going out and getting it. She fishes, she hunts. She has skulls in her office. In essence, she is my hero.
Tania lured me with tacos — not just any tacos: braised pork belly tacos. If bacon is the perfect food, tacos may be a close second.
And enchiladas. And pastel de tres leches. And sangria. Tania knocked it out of the park. Here are some photos from my cinco de mayo, Tania style: