Blue Iguana Celebrates Mexican Independence
Ever heard of Cinco De Mayo? If you’ve ever been told that Cinco De Mayo is Mexican Independence Day you would be incorrect! The real Mexican Independence from Spanish rule was on September 16th, 1810. The reason people celebrate Cinco De Mayo is because “It celebrates the defeat of the French army during the Battle of Puebla (Batalla de Puebla) in Mexico on May 5, 1862″ (TimeAndDate.com). Essentially, Cinco De Mayo was a win in the long-waged war from French Invaders, long after the true Independence Day.
WHAT IS PAELLA?
Paella is a rice dish made with saffron, vegetables, and proteins combined to slow cook in a shallow iron pan. The juices from the proteins and vegetables mix with the saffron during the cooking process which is then absorbed by the rice giving the overall dish a wonderful exotic flavor.
Below are details regarding our yearly Super Bowl party happening this year on Sunday, February 4, 2018.