Noche Buena 2005 in Miami
oche Buena is a great time to renew old friendships and make some new friends. This year Raúl roasted an 85-pound pig for about 50 guests. We were glad to have Dr. Robert Zarranz, his wife Lisa, and their two girls as the guests of honor. The Zarranz family have been long-time supporters of our efforts.
Of course, no pigroast is complete without all of the side dishes: yuca, black beans, rice, a delicious Venezuelan salad, and plenty of fresh Cuban bread.
(L to R) Jorge Castillo, Robert Zarranz, and Raúl Musibay.
A plate of delicious roasted pork with sliced onions.
Esther offers a choice bit of crispy skin, Glenn's favorite!
Taking the pig out of the holder.
Setting the holiday table.
Lining up for food.
Meanwhile, Up in Tampa
The kids have a good time.
and Cousin Frank carried on the Noche Buena tradition in Tampa. Jorge's brother Pedro Castillo made the trip up to Tampa to represent the Miami Cubans. Neil and Angie's daughter, Lizzie is getting bigger every day! Next year she'll be eating lechón just like the big kids.
(L to R) Monica Ruiz, Pedro Castillo, Neil Ruiz, Adrian O'Farrill, Frank O'Farrill, Marlen O'Farrill.
Angie sneaks a taste.
Picking out the choice morsels.
(L to R) Pedro Castillo, The Pig, Frank O'Farrill, and Aida O'Farrill.
Little Lizzie gets bigger every day! (L to R) Vanessa O'Farrill, Neil Ruiz, Angie Lascano, and Lisseth.