Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine's Day in Mexico Celebrates Friendship & Love

"La amistad es lluvia de flores preciosas"
"Friendship is like a shower of precious flowers"
Aztec Poem (Source: Inside Mexico)

Bring your lover or your friend to the Franklin Inn and celebrate Valentines Day Mexican-Style. February 14th is celebrated in Mexico as the Día de San Valentin, or more commonly: El Día del Amor y la Amistad, the "day of love and friendship." People commonly give flowers, candies and balloons to their romantic interest, but it's also a day to show appreciation for friends. It's a time for people to show appreciation to the people they care about.

Bring your sweetie or your pal to the Franklin Inn for great food and some good conversation, because according to a Mexican Proverb, "Conversation is food for the soul."

For more about the origins of Saint Valentine's Day check out

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What is a Relleno?

Relleno means to stuff. Chile Relleno is a Mexican dish that originated in the city of Puebla, consisting of a roasted fresh pepper (the poblano pepper is named after the city of Puebla).

At the Franklin Inn our Chiles Rellenos are popular. Mild chile peppers are stuffed with Jack and Colby cheeses, batter dipped and deep fried, and topped with a sweet tomato and onion sauce.

This weekend our cooks will kick it up a notch with our Special Feature: Diablo Relleno. Fresh poblano peppers stuffed with spicy chorizo and potato and topped with melted Monterrey Jack Cheese and salsa.

If you are a vegetarian or can't make it to the Inn this weekend, you can order our Chile Rellenos any night of the week, but if you like spicy chorizo, join us this weekend for the Diablo Relleno.

If you have your own twist on a relleno, let us know how you make your version.