Go south of the border for an outdoor party.
Recipes for This Story
Fresh Ginger-Lime Margarita
Smoked Gouda Quesadillas
Mexican Steak Salad
Tres Leches Cake with Mexican Whipped Cream
Written by Krissa Rossbund
Photography by Luca Trovato
Bright colors. Bold tastes. And, oh, those Ginger-Lime Margaritas! When “entertainologist” Lulu Powers puts together a Mexican-themed party, she delivers conviviality from the joyful tablescape to the flavorful cuisine.
Avoiding cultural clichés, her table is a sombrero-free zone that pays tribute to the way “Mexican culture breathes exuberance into every element of life,” Lulu explains. “A fiesta is about incorporating color and unexpected casual things, not pristine appointments,” she says. That is especially true in summer.