Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday observed and celebrated in the United States, and its fellow May day of maternal love and merriment, Mother’s Day — what do these two have in common other than they fall in the same month? Their impact on restaurants and bars, of course!
You are likely familiar with fusion concepts, pairing ingredients from multiple types of cuisine. But have you considered fusing the two May holidays themselves? Bring the brunch to Cinco De Mayo, and vice versa. Mexican cuisine is too versatile not to take advantage of this springtime celebration fest, as brunch has evolved to all things fresh and savory. So, you have latitude to get as creative as your palate suggests. We’ve jotted down some easy thought starters that could surprise your diners, especially for concepts that are Mexican, Tex-Mex, diners, cafes, or Spanish (or tapas-focused).
Treat moms and madres everywhere with these 5 yummy “Cinco De Madres” promotion ideas:
Chorizo and Eggs Chile Rellenos
Roast poblano peppers, and stuff them with Contigo® Chorizo Crumbles, scrambled eggs, and Oaxaca cheese. Batter and deep fry to prepare. Serve as a shareable, or a big main with spicy hashbrowns. Top with a spicy Tinga sauce that oozes down through the layers. Try pairing with a jalapeno orange margarita.
Carne Asada Tortas
The ultimate brunch sandwich — Braveheart® Carne Asada, refried beans, mayo, lettuce, onion, and tomato on a bolillo roll. Include, or save as a premium add-on, fresh avocado and a fried egg. Pair with an agave-infused mimosa for a refreshing bite and add-on.
Spread West Creek® Pulled Pork over tortillas, and add egg, salsa, chopped onion, and avocado. Finish it off with queso fresco and sour cream. Consider placing it on your menu as a special shareable appetize or other various sizes based on party size. With that, consider a “bucket of mini margs” that’ll be quite the crowd pleaser.
West Creek Pulled Pork nestled onto fried masa dough — doesn’t that just sound like a giant blanket? Add refried beans, roasted corn, shredded lettuce, Cotija cheese and a drizzle of chipotle crema. “Beef up” the pork with bits of bacon. This is a perfect breakfast shareable for small and large groups.
Rise and Shine Ceviche
Do as many in South America do — have ceviche for breakfast or brunch! Try a medley of lime-marinated shrimp, cod, and scallops with a hint of orange zest for that citric bite. Add fresh diced red onion, jalapeno, tomato, red pepper, and finish with salsa verde. The seafood offering helps with non-meat eaters, and the mixture of multiple fish gives it a savory bite. This is sure to be a crowd favorite.