June 27, 2013

The Taco Party

The best food for a rager is Mexican.  Fact.  Specifically, a taco bar.  I'll admit to giving it a bad rap with a 'been there, done that' attitude.  Not to mention the difficulty of competing with the amazing authentic tacos LA has to offer, like from Guisados in Boyle Heights.  All that aside, when good cocktails are flowing, (and they were, in the form of spicy margaritas and smoky mescal pineapple coolers) a juicy taco is the perfect snack.  While I'm a lover of fish tacos, the stars of the night were the "Mama's Tacos".  After all, who isn't instantly taken back to childhood with a bite of seasoned ground beef, sharp cheddar, shredded lettuce and tomato (the pickle is a new, and delicious! touch).  The bright colors of a Mexican banner are also instantly fun and Amy made the whole night more festive with pinatas galore, hanging flags, touches of turquoise, and yellow flowers.  And just in case they weren't ready for the night to end, guests went home with favors filled with Greg's serrano chili margarita mix, beautifully packaged by Amy with recipe labels.  I've learned my lesson: a taco party isn't boring.  It's a classic.

The Menu


serrano margarita
silver tequila, chili, lime

pineapple cooler
mescal, pineapple, cilantro, lime

margarita classico
silver tequila, cointreau, lime, agave

pacifico & negra modelo

cucumber aqua fresca


salsa bar & chips
roasted yellow tomato, grilled peach, spicy purple cherokee, & pico de gallo


albacore ceviche 

mini chorizo & peach tortas with mexican crema

taco bar

wild mushroom, corn, cotija cheese, salsa verde & radish

tempura battered mahi-mahi with cilantro cabbage slaw & lime crema

chicken mole, avocado & crema

pulled pork, queso fresco & pickled red onion

"mama's taco" ground beef, sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato & pickle


grilled corn, queso fresco, cilantro, chili & lime

drunken black & pinto beans

jicama, cucumber, arugula & citrus with pepitas & lime cilantro dressing


cinnamon, dark chocolate & margarita mini sprinkles cupcakes


Michelle said...

My true inspiration! You are amazing I hope one day I can be as successful as you and meet you, so many questions :)! I wish you much more success & keep up the GREAT work.

Annie Campbell said...

Wow Michelle, thank you; that's so nice to hear and I really appreciate it. Happy Summer! xx Annie

Anonymous said...

I want to make this whole menu!

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