Taking inspiration from Arizona's notorious summer temperatures, I set the stage for a great night of inviting aromas, energetic Latin music, casual ambiance, and fiery food.
Spicy food isn't just about putting salsa or Tabasco on top of something--it's so much more. It's sharp heat, smoky heat, and especially that sneaky heat that builds with each delicious bite. I created a menu that would highlight the incredible variety of chiles readily available in the American Southwest.
lime-cucumber coolers (the fire extinguisher!)
pepper-infused cheese board
chile-dusted mango cubes
chipotle-glazed sweet potatoes
I'll be posting recipes for many of these dishes in the next couple of weeks. I've already had a request for the cake recipe, so I'll be sure to put that one toward the front.
A sincere thanks to Foodbuzz for selecting my menu and sponsoring the party!