There’s something inherently celebratory in the way authentic Mexican food is enjoyed. I mean, happiness just exudes from fish tacos, chili rellenos, mole enchiladas, guacamole and tequila – am I right?! Last week, Todd and I threw an intimate dinner party, for some of our favorite peers, at our beloved Oakland haunt, Doña Tomás. There’s nothing like being transported to Mexico via Doña Tomás’ seasonally changing menu – with each wonderfully regional dish derived from organic, local and sustainable produce and ingredients by owners Tom Schnetz and Dona Savitsky. It was a perfect venue for a gathering of friends, old and new, on a warm spring night.

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Margaritas | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

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Floral Garland | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

Cinco de Mayo at Doña Tomás | HonestlyYUM

(Special thanks to Doña Tomas, Flower Muse and Trés Agaves Tequila; images by HonestlyYUM)