Host a Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe Fiesta December 12:
Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe is one of the more important, celebrated in every corner of Mexico from the biggest cities to the smallest ranchos. Throughout Mexico on December 12th, small Mexican boys are dressed in peasant clothes and are called Juan Diegos, mustaches painted on their faces; in honor of Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, an Aztec who had recently converted to Christianity, to whom the Virgin de Guadalupe first appeared on December 9,1531, on the hill north of Mexico City. On their tilmas, the image of Guadalupe appears as she did on the cloth of Juan Diego, centuries ago. The girls are called las Malinches and wear traditional costume: an embroidered blouse and a gathered flowered skirt, with a brightly coloredrebozo draped over their shoulders, their hair in long trensas(braids) with colored yarn ingeniously braided into to their shorter hair. The girls carry baskets of flowers, usually roses like the ones that spilled out of Juan Diego’s tilma.
It is traditional to share tamales and atole on Dec. 12th in Mexico. The menus below honor this tradition. The Tamales & Atole menu is priced from $55/person**. Dinner menu from $85/person**. $850 minimum applies.
Tamales & atole
Sample Small Plates menu
Oaxacan Tamales in Banana Leaf / Tamales Oaxaqueños
Strawberry-Pineapple Tamales / Tamales de Piña y Fresa
Beverage / Bebida
Guava Atole / Atole de Guayaba
Sample Dinner Menu
Oaxacan Vegetable Tamales in Banana Leaf / Tamales Oaxaqueños
Green Beans/Garbanzos/Poblanos/Black Olives
Plato Fuerto (Entrée)
Pumpkin Mole with Chicken
Did you know that there are over 300 different moles? The one you may be most familiar with is Mole Poblano, made with chocolate and chiles. There are yellow, red, green and even black moles! Served with your choice of chicken or fall vegetables.
Mexican “Red” Rice
Frijoles de Olla
Rancho Gordo beans, stewed for 24 hours in a clay pot, which adds a subtle but perceptible flavor
Tortillas a Mano/ Handmade Corn Tortillas
Hand-made tortillas are practically a lost culinary art form, even in Mexico. Delight your guests as our tortillera manipulates corn masa she prepares on-site into delicate, perfect fluffy discs. We guarantee you that once you taste a hand-made tortilla, there's no going back to store-bought! Served and kept piping hot in chiquihuitles (woven Mexican tortilla warmers).
Calabaza en Tacha/Candied Pumpkin
**Service, tabletop rentals, decor (if required), and gratuity not included