29 Mar '13, 8pm
contributor @JulieWolfson Interviews Ulysses Romero of @TierraMiaCoffee - Part 1
Arriving at the party we were greeted by the mariachi band and a tiny girl wearing a sparkly party skirt with an “I Heart Tierra Mia” top. The garden was decorated with white tablecloths, burlap coffee bags and gorgeous yellow and white flower arrangements. As the staff arrived dressed up for a night of dinner and dancing, the mood was electric. I assumed this whole thing was going to be a treat – a giant party at the Romero’s! – but my expectations were blown away Upon learning that Raul Romero, Ulysses’ father and patriarch of the Romero family, had roasted two whole lambs in his back yard fire pit. The elder Mr. Romero then processed to make 120 pounds of lamb carnitas while the rest of the family pitched in with party planning, decorating and cooking.