Tuesday, January 24, 2012


This past Sunday, we spent the afternoon with our friends, Adriana, Antonio, Chef Gerardo, Mel and Nena.  Adriana and Antonio are the owners of Cafe Firenze and Chef Gerardo is...well...you guessed it...the chef at Cafe Firenze.  Mel and Nena are friends from Michigan that are spending the month of January here in San Miguel de Allende.

The menu for the day was traditional Mexican food.  We started the afternoon with a little wine while Sam showed off her new painting for our bedroom.  That will have to be another blog story.

Antonio decided it was time to make some margaritas.  Sam had her new glasses ready.  She walked into town on Friday and purchased them.  Well, back to the margaritas.  Antonio mixed, sweet and sour mix, freshly squeezed lime juice (squeezed by Bob), passion fruit, Jose Cuervo Tradicional Tequila, the same tequila infused with orange and lemon peels, Cointreau, mineral water, and lots of ice.  Shake, shake, shake and there you have it a very delicious margarita!

We served Mexican Shrimp Cocktails with the margaritas.  They were a perfect match!

Now on with more wine and more conversation.  Chef Gerardo and Bob worked the grill making arrachara, grouper, and nopales while Antonio was putting the finishing touches on the tongue for tongue tacos.  Yes you read that correctly...tongue tacos.

Adriana made fresh pico de gallo and Antonio made fresh guacamole.  It was a feast to enjoy with great friends.

Of course in Mexico, one must have a shot of tequila to aid digestion.

For dessert, we had a wonderful flan.

A good time was had by all.  Here is a link if you want to see more pictures:

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