A Mi Mero Mole Christmas Dinner

Sunday, December 18th, we’ll have our 5th annual chile en nogada Christmas dinner. Chiles en nogada are one of the classics of 19th century Mexican convent cooking, combining elements from ancient Mexican, Spanish, North African, and French traditions.  In Mexico, it’s eaten in September to celebrate Independence Day, displaying all three colors of the Mexican flag.  But in the United States, pomegranates are a winter food and the red, green, and white make great Christmas colors. Here’s the menu:

Butternut Squash Soup
with squash blossom cream and candied chipotle

Oaxacan Tamales
filled with carrots, raisins, and apples in mole negro wrapped in plantain leaves and topped with mole

Chile en Nogada
roasted poblano chile stuffed with mixture of pork (or butternut squash for vegetarians), nuts, candied fruit, pickled chiles, and olives topped with walnut cream sauce and pomegranate seeds

Budin de Pan
bread pudding with cream and caramel sauce

WHAT: Christmas Dinner
WHEN: Sunday, December 18th, 6:30pm
WHERE: Mi Mero Mole, 32 NW 5th Ave (at Couch), Chinatown
PRICE: $34.50 per person, Reservations required

Please email or call us (email preferred) to reserve a spot. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available for those who make arrangements when reserving a spot.

Christmas Take-Out & Tamales

While you can always order any of our guisados or tamales to-go — or order ahead for large parties –, this year we’re offering a variety of take-out items not on our regular menu, including:

  • Tamales: Chicken mole or butternut squash mole. $24 per dozen.
  • Enchiladas: 9×13 inch pan of chicken or butternut squash enchiladas with mole. Chicken salsa verde also available as a nut-free option. Just heat and serve. $15 per pan.
  • Chiles en Nogada: Roasted chiles stuffed with mixture of pork, nuts, candied fruit, pickled chiles, and olives topped with walnut cream sauce and pomegranate seeds. $7.50 per chile, minimum of 4 chiles. Vegetarian butternut squash version also available, but you must order at least four of each type that you order.

Email us or call us (email preferred).  All our tamales are gluten-free as is our mole.  The mole does contain nuts and seeds.  The butternut squash mole enchiladas and tamales can be ordered vegan.

WHAT: Christmas Take-Out,
ORDER BY: Sunday, December 18th.
WHEN TO PICK-UP: Friday, December 23rd or after.

Holiday Catering

Yes, we cater.  And we deliver.  We have catered parties for 10 to 300 people.  Generally, the cost is about $11 per person. Email us to work on a menu for your event.  (Our restaurant on Division and our restaurant downtown are available as event spaces, as well.)  We’ll work with you on special items for your New Year’s party even.

Division Hours

Mon: Closed
Tue: 5pm – 9pm
Wed: 5pm – 9pm
Thu: 5pm – 9pm
Fri: 5pm – 10pm
Sat: Noon – 10pm
Sun: Noon – 9pm

Chinatown Hours

Mon: 11am – 9pm
Tue: 11am – 9pm
Wed: 11am – 9pm
Thu: 11am – 9pm
Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat: Noon – 10pm
Sun: Closed

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve: Open 11am – 3pm in Chinatown and Division.
Christmas Day: Closed at Both Locations
New Year’s Eve: Open at Both Locations
New Year’s Day: Closed at Both Locations

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Yelp

Remember for more up-to-date information, we post specials and changes to the menu using Facebook and Twitter.  See here:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mi-Mero-Mole/287036877975171
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/mmmtacospdx

Also, if you’ve been to the restaurant and enjoyed the food, we’d love to have you let people know on Google+ or Yelp:

http://plus.google.com/105789501046216863905/about?hl=en

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mi-mero-mole-portland

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mi-mero-mole-portland-2

Mil gracias!

Mi Mero Mole
5026 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206
503.232.TACO

Mi Mero Mole
32 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97206
971.266.8575

http://mmmtacospdx.com