Monday, March 1, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021

Beautiful Weekend Weather is Perfect for Outdoor Dining at Favela's Mexican Grill!



Take advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend and enjoy outdoor dining at Favela's Mexican Grill! 🌞🌞🌞

Remember we Specialize in packing food to go.... we also offer GRUBHUB AND DOORDASH 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Burritos Available at Favela's Mexican Grill



Choice of flour, wheat, tomato or spinach tortilla filled with rice, pinto whole beans and mashed beans (lard-free) or black beans and fresh salsa. 

Carne Asada
Marinated, charbroiled chopped steak

Pollo Asada
Marinated boneless and skinless chicken breast

Carne Al Pastor
Lean marinated pork

Chile Verde
Lean sauteed pork with green peppers

Chile Colorado
Lean sauteed pork in red chile

Picadillo
Steamed shredded beef

Vegetarian
Your choice of beans, rice, jack cheese, guacamole, salsa and sour cream

Vegetable
Sauteed zucchini, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers with rice lettuce, sauce and your choice of beans

Frijoles Y Queso
Your choice of beans and jack cheese

Favela's Burrito
Same as above plus cheese, sour cream and guacamole

Shrimp Burrito
Sauteed jumbo shrimp, rice, cabbage and fresh salsa. Not available at downtown Fairfield


Saturday, February 20, 2021

What Is the Difference Between Crème Brûlée and Flan?

Is it only surface level, or are there other distinctions?


Silky smooth, sweet, rich custards are a sensual way to end a nice meal without being too heavy. Dessert custards all share something in common: a glossy, silken texture and lavish flavor. The difference between crème brûlée and flan (two of our favorite kinds of custard) lies in four factors: the ratio of ingredients, the manner in which the custard is thickened, the method of cooking, and any additional components. Those extra components—different toppings and presentation—are easiest to see.

The Balance of Eggs, Sugar, and Dairy
In custards, the proportion of eggs to sugar to dairy is critical, since texture and flavor hang in delicate balance. Eggs lend sturdiness, and the most opulent custard desserts contain only egg yolks. Sugar also affects texture: The more sugar in a custard, the less firm it will tend to be, and the longer it will take to set. And the amount of fat in your dairy, whether cream or milk, will affect the dessert’s level of richness.

Which Thickening Agent?
Custard is set in one of three different ways: with eggs, starch, or gelatin. Crème brûlée, pots de crème, and flan are thickened with egg; in contrast, pastry cream and American-style cheesecake often employ cornstarch or flour. Gelatin is used to add a gel-like consistency to Bavarian cream and most mousse recipes. And Mexican flan uses condensed milk and evaporated milk along with eggs.

Cooking and Serving Method
All custards are set using low, gentle heat. However, they fall into one of two categories: stirred (cooked on the stovetop) or baked (set in a water bath in the oven). Crème anglaise, pastry cream, mousse, and pudding are stirred; flan, crème brûlée, and pots de crème are baked. Custards can also be served at a wide range of temperatures: Serve crème anglaise warm, and it’s a sauce; freeze it and it becomes ice cream (and vice versa).

Additional Components
More elaborate custard desserts involve additional components, such as toppings or coatings. Crème brûlée contains a layer of hard caramelized sugar on top, achieved by melting sugar with a blowtorch; crème caramel is coated in a layer of soft caramel sauce before being turned out.

When it comes to crème brûlée and flan, it’s mostly the toppings that distinguishes the two, as well as the presentation. The former has that signature crackly sugar crust on top, and the latter has the gooey, soft caramel top. Crème brûlée is served within mini soufflé dishes, and flan is served out of the baking dish, standing alone. And it’s also the culture each dessert hails from: French and Latin American cuisines, respectively.

Try your hand at one or the other, or both, and don’t forget your spoon!

Article Source: https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/158647/creme-brulee-vs-flan-what-is-the-difference/

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Small Bites - Big Flavor!


Small Bites Available at Favela's Mexican Grill
We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience around to you.

CHIPS AND SALSA FRESCA

ORIGINAL GUACAMOLE 
Made with fresh chunky avocados, tomatoes, jalapenos, queso, fresco sprinkled and cilantro.

NACHOS 
Freshly made chips, topped with lard-free beans, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and your choice of meat.

ROLLITOS
Two rolled crispy flour tortillas filled with shredded chicken, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

TAQUITOS 
Three rolled crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded beef, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

QUESADILLA
½ folded grilled flour tortilla, filled with jack cheese, served with greens and guacamole. With choice of meat | With shrimp 

SUPER QUESADILLA
Full size double tortilla, plus with your choice of meat. With shrimp 

TOSTADA
A crispy corn tortilla topped with mashed beans, your choice of shredded beef or chicken, lettuce, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

CHICKEN TACO SALAD 
Crisp greens topped with marinated grilled chicken breast, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and served in one of our freshly made taco shells.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Beer History: Mexico


Did you know the history of beer in Mexico dates back further than anywhere else in North America? Check out Mexican beer history and how the Vienna lager became a major influence throughout the country.