Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate the friendship of our community! We want to welcome our visitors and guests to the Celebration of Peace in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico by having a traditional Mexican dinner at La Casa Vieja Restaurant in Zihuatanejo, on Saturday, February 8, 2014, starting at 7:00 p.m. The whole community is invited to help us host our United Nations representative who will be attending the event.
The restaurant will serve its menu of delicious traditional dishes. Click to download: MENU – LA CASA VIEJA. There is limited seating, so reservations are required. Call: (755) 554 – 9770 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The restaurant is located at Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez #7, La Madera Beach, Zihuatanejo.
La Casa Vieja (The Old House) is full of Mexican tradition. An exclusive creation of the restaurant is a coffee liqueur called “Chalua”. The word “Chalua” comes from the Tarascans, a pre-Hispanic tribe that once lived and vacationed in our area. The liqueur is a blend of distilled sugar cane, the powder of a red bean that is grown in the highlands of the State of Guerrero and an extract of a seed pod found in the jungles of Mexico. Chalua!
The Tarascans are relatively unknown. At the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico (1519-1521), there were two empires that dominated the political and cultural landscape of Mesoamerica: the Aztec Empire and the Tarascan State. They were arch enemies. The Tarascans carved an empire of their own in the contemporary Mexican states of Michoacán, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Querétaro, Colima, and Jalisco. The capital of the Tarascan State was the city of Tzintzuntzan–“the place of the hummingbirds”–located alongside Lake Pátzcuaro in our neighboring state of Michoacán.
Legend says that the King of the Tarascans came from Pátzcuaro, Michoacán to vacation in the Zihuatanejo Bay. Many residents of Michoacán still come regularly to vacation in our area. The word “Chalua” was used as a secret password to those wanting to gain entrance into our sacred vacation grounds. Tradition says that shouting “Chalua” before consuming the drink will bring good fortunes and safe travels back to visit Zihuatanejo.
So, we invited you to shout – Chalua! Join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, good food and entertainment.
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