Sometimes it is the least likely places that throw a great party. The Beehive Restaurant is best known for its hospitality. Run by 3 generations of the Modroukas family, this restaurant knows how to throw a party. This week they are celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Like their other fun themed celebrations, such as Tea parties, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and Mother’s Day, they really do it right – including music, in this case a Mariachi band.Do you know the Mexican victory over the French invasion took place over 150 years ago in 1862? Here in America we have adopted Cinco de Mayo as a day to celebrate Mexican heritage with great food and drink. Our WCC cooking demonstration took place on Wednesday to give us a sneak peak of what is in store for the celebration taking place this weekend and again on Tuesday, May 5. Chef and Owner Dean Modroukas, of Greek descent, along with chef Eric Lopez, born in Mexico, served a sampling from the special menu being featured! Here are some of the lessons learned from our cooking class and an idea of how seriously they create an authentic party atmosphere.
Chef Eric shared his mother’s mole recipe containing over 20 ingredients including Mexican cookies and chocolate for an amazing depth of flavor.There is even table-side guacamole prepared in a traditional Molcajete.Steak tacos served with a healthier version of refried beans using olive oil to replace the usual lard or animal fat, thus making them vegetarian.Dinner was complete with a traditional fried ice cream set afire with rum and cinnamon for sparks.I am Donna Monaco Olsen, coordinator for the Taste of Westchester Continuing Education program and Chef Dean will be teaching a cooking class again next spring.
I recommend you call to book a spot now for this fabulous night out Mexican style.
Go to: The Beehive Restaurant, 30 Old Route 22 | Armonk, NY 10504 | (914) 765-0688
Sunday – Thursday 8:00am – 9:30pm
Friday, Saturday 8:00am – 10:00pm