Friday, February 14, 2014

Mexico Celebrates Love and Friendship

"La amistad es lluvia de flores preciosas"
"Friendship is like a shower of precious flowers" - Aztec Poem

Weekend Feature
  • Karen's Mexican Wedding Soup
  • Chris's Chocolate Margaritas
  • John's Chocolate Kahlua Ice Cream
  • Back by Popular Demand: Fajitas for Two

In Mexico it is 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 in Mexico. 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." 

Valentine's Fajitas for Two: You enjoyed this special so much New Year's Eve that we promised to bring it back Valentine's Weekend. Bring your sweetie to the Inn for great conversation and a Sizzling 3-Course Fajitas for two Thursday  through Saturday. John and I enjoyed a chicken and shrimp fajita together on our date night yesterday.  Just 26.95 per couple from 11am until the kitchen closes. Here's what's included.

Appetizer (choose one): Black Bean Appetizer, Cheese Cilantro, or Chile Con Queso. And of course, a basket of warm chips and salsa.

Fajitas (choose two): Salmon, Chicken, Sirloin Steak, Chorizo, Spicy Shrimp, or Portobello. Sauteed onions, colorful bell peppers and your selections above served on a sizzling platter with warm flour tortillas, pico de gallo and sour cream. Guacamole, cheese, and lettuce available upon request at no additional charge The Salmon is very limited and will sell out fast.

Dessert: Sopaipillas with vanilla ice cream

Add a bottle of wine or a large mason jar margarita and you have a complete Valentine's Dinner for two with an appetizer and dessert for about 50 bucks.

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

Friday, February 7, 2014

Tequila of the Month: El Mayor Tequila

February's featured tequila is the multi-award winning, El Mayor.  In Spanish it means "the greatest." This 100% Agave Premium Tequila has been produced by the Gonzalez family using traditional methods for 125 years. Master Distiller, Rodolfo Gonzãlez, is the third generation to oversee the family's agave growing estate in the Highlands of Jalisco. Read more about product on the their website:

Gonzãlez says that El Mayor is the "smoothest ultra premium tequila known to man." What do you think? Come give a try at the Inn today.  Compare it in a flight (including the Blanco, Resposado, and Anejo). Enjoy it in a margarita, of course. Sip slowly on its own as Gonzãlez recommends. Or, check out our drink menu. Chris has come up with three speciality drinks, one for each type of tequila.

When you try El Mayor this month at the Inn, your name will be entered to win a Flight Paddle with three shot glasses (like the one in the photo below).  Ask your server for details.