¡El Grande Fiesta Royale!

This year for my sister-in-law’s birthday, we went back to the tradition of the Mexican feast instead of the pan-Asian smörgåsbord we prepared last year. I made the usual Cheese Enchiladas, Beer-Marinated Flank Steak and Elotes. For dessert, my wife made Chocoflan Impossible Cake.

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I decided to have a bottle of Chenin La Tache from The Ale Apothecary with dinner and we shared a bottle of the Big Bad Baptista from Epic with dessert.

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Borscht

When I picked up the porkstrami from Tails & Trotters, they had packaged up ¾ lb more than I had asked for… But that was the perfect amount to make one more batch of my borscht, so I took it and threw it in the freezer. I had to use candy cane beets this time due to the impending snowstorm and I didn’t want to have to another store.

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I went with a bottle of Reposé from Jester King.