Friday
May042012

Armando's special Cinco de Mayo Pozole!

Chef Armando let's us take a peak into the preparation of his special Cinco de Mayo pozole.

Wednesday
May022012

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Libertad!

While Cinco de Mayo is a good excuse for many to drink as many margaritas as possible, this holiday actually celebrates Mexican heritage and commemorates the Mexicans army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. 

Troubles began in 1861 when the liberal Benito Juárez became president of Mexico, a country in financial ruin, and was forced to default on his debts to European governments. Mexico was able to negotiate new terms with everyone except France's Napoleon III, who saw the default as an opportunity to extend the French empire into Mexico. 

Certain of victory, 6,000 French troops set out to attack Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east central Mexico. Benito Juárez rounded up a rag-tag troop of 2,000 men and sent them to fight for the town of Puebla. At daybreak, on May 5th, a well equipped and provisioned French army attacked Puebla. The Mexicans fought bravely and by early evening the French were in retreat, with a loss of nearly 500 soldiers. Fewer than 100 Mexican's had died in the clash. 
This battle was a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and bolstered the resistance movement for the rest of the Franco-Mexican War. 
Today, as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, revelers mark Cinco de Mayo with parades, parties, mariachi, dancing and FOOD! And you should too. Join us at Libertad as we raise our glass in memory of Benito Juárez, a true Mexican hero.

Libertad will be opening at 2 pm on Cinco de Mayo / Saturday, May 5th
Monday
Feb062012

Latin Lovers Unite for Valentine's Day. Enjoy five courses and Champagne for $50

Executive Chef Armando Gonzalez is offering a multi-course menu for Valentine’s Day with roses and Latin lovers in mind. The five-course prix fixe menu, which includes a glass of Champagne, is $50 per person. It features: Roasted beet honey-arbol soup Quail with parsnip confit, leeks, wild mushroom and passion fruit-habanero reduction Chilean sea bass with date risotto and rose buerre blanc Pork tenderloin with habanero berry salsa, butternut squash and collard greens Chocolate cake, raspberry rosewater sorbet and candied rose petals Reservations can be made by calling
847 874-8100.

Tuesday
Jan032012

Lunch in Hibernation!

With winter's arrival, Libertad's lunch is going into hibernation until spring. Lunch will spring back when our amazing outdoor patio reopens for the season.

Check back here for the date. Until then, Libertad serves dinner Tuesday through Sunday and brunch every Sunday.
Tuesday
Dec272011

New Year's Eve 

Come celebrate New Year's Eve with Libertad. Chef Armando has created a very special 5 course menu including a glass of champaign for $50. Add $25 for a drink pairing that compliments each course. Please make a reservation for this very special occasion by calling 847.674.8100 or emailing info@libertad7931.com