Tomorrow marks the 1862 defeat of the French by Mexican forces in Puebla. While we here at Santoni’s still love our fresh baguettes, this weekend is all about Mexican food. Cinco de Mayo! How are you going to celebrate? Consider the fun of having a Mexican themed Fiesta this weekend. Mexican cusine offers options for everyone, parents and kids alike, that ranges from spicy meats to sweet desserts. Get your guests involved in the meal by providing a Fajita or Taco Bar. Santoni’s offers both for events. Dishes with beans and rice are Mexican favorites and are extremely versatile. Add grilled vegetable to delight your vegetarian friends or some shredded chicken. Santoni’s chefs love to feature dips for Mexican themed parties. Our Seven Layer and Nacho Cheese Dip are always crowd pleasers. Head over to our Facebook to see what special seasonal events we are planning in the store and around town. Remember whenever serving spicy foods to offer guests a contrasting basic flavor to soothe their palates. This melding of spicy and cool flavors can be easily acheived by providing sour cream or cheese with any spicy foods. In Mexico, the sweet rice-based milk Horchata is served cold to complement a spicy meal. Adding this beverage will put you and your friends one step closer to Mexican bliss. Mexico’s official colors are red, white, and green but just about anything that is bright and fun will work for your decor. Getting relevant colored linens for your party makes a huge difference in setting the tone and ambience for your guests. Even if its a small event with the family, think about putting together a Mexican feast this weekend!