Mar 25, 2006, 11:24 AM
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Yes, there is food here in Pátzcuaro, México, that is both very good and not Mexican.
A Special Occasion Dinner at Restaurant Cha Cha Cha
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Sra. Anon and I celebrated a special, personal occasion yesterday,
with a meal at Restaurant Cha Cha Cha. On very short notice, co-
owner Rick Davis and Chef Carlos Escudero prepared some foods to our
I had a New York Steak with a Mushroom Red Wine reduction sauce, and
Mrs. Anon had the savory and tender Arrachera, in a garlicky jus,
accompanied by guacamole and excellent frijoles. (The whole kind, not
the nasty mashed kind. These were whole but creamy textured and
My NY steak was accompanied by rice cakes and mixed vegetables
garnished with shreds of melted cheese. Good, but almost an
afterthought alongside the thick, tender and juicy steak.
We actually started off with two soups: Sra. Anon had the interesting and
complex Thai Shrimp Soup (really a seafood soup, as it included small clams) with coconut milk and peanuts. I thought it a bit sweet, but there were no
complaints from mi esposa. I chose the Crema Poblano con Tres Quesos,
which was surprisingly light and subtly flavored, and totally enjoyable.
With this, we drank a reasonably priced, 2004 Italian Merlot, from
I had ordered a special dessert in advance: Large, fresh blackberries in
zabaglione, a creamy froth of egg yolks, sweet wine and perhaps
sugar. It was top notch. We ended with Café press, which I strongly
recommend, and I enjoyed a few minutes of a good cigar.
Many thanks to Restaurant Cha Cha Cha for their fine food and service.
(we ended up taking half the steak and arrachera home for sandwiches or whatever, as the portions were generous.)
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