Counting down the days to Cinco de Mayo. Two, exactly. Fuel up at BaseHall just before boozy celebrations with the foodhall’s Mexican fiesta.
What began as a victorious win by the Mexican Army in 1862 has since transcended — evolved — into a vivacious, larger-than-life celebration of the Mexican heritage, with great food amongst great friends. A concept that fittingly aligns with the one at Jardine’s House BaseHall, poised as a popular gathering point for a joyful sampling of global cuisines; very well explaining its latest happening.
For 5 May, backed by lively Mexican folk tunes by Mariachi Fiesta and soulful Latin sets by DJ Gia Fu, the many known and loved vendors at BaseHall will be dishing out a Mexican-inspired take on their signature dish. Leading the pack, of course, is Westside Taqueria and chef Esdras Ochoa’s coveted tacos — we’re particularly partial to the mango prawn and Baja fish — topped off with the buzzy spot’s punchy frozen margarita.
There’s the resurgence of the classic La Paloma Oaxaca at Pub 1842, which will also have a special Mexican-inspired brew on tap, Lager Al Pastor. And of course, margaritas and Mexican libres are also not amiss; it can’t be an authentic celebration without.
Other worthy creations worth heading over for a sample: Moyo Sik’s ‘Cinco de Moyo’ kimchi carnitas fries, Honbo’s cheeseburger taco and Roti Tori’s Pollo Rostizado, a Sinaloan-style roasted city in reference to the prominent state. TreeHouse comes up with its own Palm Mexican wrap, in it’s same health-conscious beat, with fresh greens, avocado, halloumi, mixed pickles, salsa and chipotle. It’s looking to be a wonderful time. Salud!
BaseHall Cinco de Mayo limited time menu is available for one day on 5 May only, from 6pm to 10pm. BaseHall, LG9, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3643 0865