Crema Restaurante Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

In Mexico, El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla is a minor holiday, observed mostly in the state of Puebla. However, in America, and especially Nueva York, this day has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. It is also a major fiesta–the Mexican St. Patty’s Day.

At Crema Restaurante, Chef Julieta Ballesteros will be serving a Poblano favorite: chiles en nogada. This dish is a Poblano pepper stuffed with beef and pork picadillo and topped with a creamy sauce and pomegranate seeds.
To keep the festivities lively, Crema will be offering drink specials all day: including banderitas. This traditional drink is designed to resemble the Mexican flag. It is one shot of tequila (the white part), one shot of lime juice (the green part), and one shot of sangrita (the red part). Crema will also be serving other drink specials and have an extended happy hour that day.

Crema is located at 111 West 17th Street, in Chelsea in Manhattan. The celebration will be May 5, 2012 from 11:30 am to midnight.

Opened March 2006, Crema is located in the popular Chelsea district in Manhattan. Crema’s Mexican designer transformed the interior space, playing with traditional Mexican colors and textures in a modern New York way. Crema has received many honors including being listed by OpenTable as the top Mexican restaurant in New York and being rated by Zagat Restaurant Guide as one of the top Mexican cuisines in the city.

Chef Julieta hails from Monterrey, Mexico and was trained at New York’s French Culinary Institute. She fuses traditional Mexican cuisine with a beautiful French presentation. This Zagat listed celebrity chef has created a Michelin rated Chelsea hot spot that is refined and fun. Crema’s interior plays with traditional Mexican colors and textures in a modern New York way. The original paintings on display were custom created for the space by the celebrated artist and mother of the chef, del Bosque.