Sunday, April 14, 2019

A Visual Tribute: Chef Marco Cruz of Nomada cocina de interpretacion

All of the dishes we’ve eaten since we first started photographing, devouring and celebrating Chef Marco Cruz's remarkable food back in December, 2015, incorporate something special; pushing boundaries to the point that you can almost taste the risks he took when he created them.

Food is ultimately about flavor and Chef Marco Cruz has the ability to build incredible flavor profiles that carry you to one of the many places he’s traveled or to a field in the campo, where native ingredients speak to the chef as simply as we speak to each other.
 
 
The chef is in collaboration with his wife, Chef Sofia Antillon, who makes some of the best pastries and desserts in SMA. Together, this chef duo is a force; crafting the most exceptional dishes using surprising yet simple ingredients.

 
They say that the best thing you can do is to get good at being you.
 
These visuals will tell you why we think Chef Marco Cruz is already the best version of himself.
 
Buen Provecho!
 
 
Nomada cocina de Interpretacion
Hernandez Macias 88, Centro, 37700
Phone: 415 121 9163
Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM Daily/Closed: Tuesday
Chef: Marco Cruz
Pastry Chef: Sofia Antillon

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

San Miguel de Allende: Food’s We Can’t Live Without


                                                               Sea Urchin Ceviche@Artio
Over the course of the past 5 years, we’ve eaten at just about every restaurant in SMA. One thing we know: it takes a long time to find your favorite foods.
So what are some of our favorites; the food worth coming to SMA for just to eat? After a lot of deliberation, we narrowed it down to just three in each category; there could have been at least a dozen.
We don’t have to tell you why we love these dishes; you’ve been reading about them for the past few months. Instead, we’ll just dish you up a visual and make you crazy hungry. 
Buen Apetito! 

APPETIZERS:  
Bao Bun@ Atrio

Atrio
Cuna de Allende #3
Daily 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Chef Arturo Sandoval

Tempura Green Beans and STIX @The Bar at the R

The Bar at the R 
Sollano #16
Hours: After 6:00 PM. Closed Monday
Chef: Donnie Masterton


Stone Crab@Marsala Cocina con Acentos (Sundays only)

Marsala cocina con acentos
Calle del Dr Ignacio Hernandez Macias #48
Monday, Wednesday - Saturday: 1 PM - 10 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Dog Friendly
Chef: Marcela Bolano

BAKERY:
Maula Bread@Panio

Panio Atelier du Pain
Salida a Celaya 69
Daily: 8 AM - 10 PM


Almond Crossiant@Buonforno 

Buonforno
Stirling Dickinson 33
Daily 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM except Sunday closed

Canelés@ Marulier

Marulier
Lib. José Manuel Zavala 165
Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Closed Monday

BREAKFAST: 
Sincronizada@Nicasio Comedor Mexicano
A tortilla based sandwich with refried beans and Chicharron prensado covered with cheese, jalapenos, avocado and an egg.

Nicasio comedor mexicano 
Hidalgo 28
Sunday 9AM–5PM
Monday - Saturday 9AM–7:30PM except Tuesday closed

Chefs: Pablo Nicacio and Hugo Tepichin

Eggs Benedict@Querencia
With toasted Hoja Santa leaf and pesto

Querencia
Julian Carrillo #4B
Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday - Friday
Chef Esmeralda Brinn Bolanos

Eggs and Waffles@Marsala Cocina con Acentos

Marsala cocina con acentos
Calle del Dr Ignacio Hernandez Macias #48
Monday, Wednesday - Saturday: 1 PM - 10 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Dog Friendly
Chef: Marcela Bolano


CHOCOLATE DESSERT:

Molcajete@Zibu at Live Aqua
Chocolate Semi-Amargo with pistachio ice cream


Zibu
Hotel Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende
Calzada de la Presa #85

Cordelion@La Unica

La Unica
Sollano #14
Sunday - Wednesday: 1 PM - 11 PM
Thursday - Saturday: 1 PM - 2 AM


DESSERTS:

Ambrosia burnt caramel ice cream, salted caramel, marshmallow and cacahuates@ The Restaurant

The Restaurant 
Sollano #16
Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12 Noon – 11 PM/ Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: 12 Noon – 10 PM Closed Monday
Chef: Donnie Masterton


Pavlova@Nomada cocina de Interpretacion

Nomada cocina de Interpretacion
Nemesio Diez 2, Centro, 37700
Phone: 415 121 9163
Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM Daily/Closed: Tuesday
Chef: Marco Cruz

Caramel Pudding with Carrot Cake@Marsala Cocina con Acentos

Marsala cocina con acentos
Calle del Dr Ignacio Hernandez Macias #48
Monday, Wednesday - Saturday: 1 PM - 10 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Dog Friendly
Chef: Marcela Bolano

DRINKS:

Mole Martini@Jacinto 1930

Jacinto 1930
Doce 18 at Relox 18
Sunday 12:00 noon –9:00 PM
Monday - Thursday 1:00 PM–9:00 PM

Craft Beer@Mama Mia

Mama Mia
Umaran #8
Daily: 8:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight except Friday – Sunday closes at 3:00 AM

Pepino y Cilantro Margarita@La Mezcaleria

La Mezcaleria
Correo #47
Monday – Friday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

MAIN DISHES:
Short Rib@Nomada Cocina de Interpretacion 

Nomada cocina de Interpretacion
Nemesio Diez 2, Centro, 37700
Phone: 415 121 9163
Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM Daily/Closed: Tuesday
Chef: Marco Cruz

Red Snapper@Atrio
Crunchy red snapper marinated with spicy oriental red chilies, chipotle and citric sauce

Atrio
Cuna de Allende #3
Daily 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Chef Arturo Sandoval

Enchiladas Gloria @Tacos Don Felix
Chicken and pork topped with red and green sauce

Tacos Don Felix 
Fray Juan de San Miguel 15, San Rafael
Friday – Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM – 9:30 PM


FAST FOOD:

Hamburger @Birdies Burgers
Cañada de la Virgen organic grass-fed beef

Birdies Burgers
Doce 18 Concept House at Relox 18
Daily: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM 
Chef: Donnie Masterton

Al Pastor French Fries@San Mezcal
Cheddar cheese, Pico de Gallo with pineapple and guacamole

San Mezcal
Recreo # 88
Sunday - Monday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Crispy Taco Trio@Taco Lab
Ask for one each of the Baja-style fish, guajillo-braised beef brisket and pork carnitas.

Taco Lab
Doce 18 Concept House at Relox 18
Daily: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM 
Chef: Donnie Masterton

PIZZA:

Breakfast Pizza @Cafe Casa Blanca 
Mana’esh: Zaartar flatbread with labneh cheese, tomato and mint and a fried egg.

Cafe Casa Blanca
Juarez #8
Breakfast: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 
Comida: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Closed: Monday 
Chefs: Donnie Masterton and J.J. Castaneda

Pizza Margherita@ MiVida

MiVda 
Calle del Dr Ignacio Hernandez Macias #97
Sunday 3PM - 11 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1 PM - 11 PM
Closed Tuesday

Chef: Greta Ortega Casanas
Sous Chef: Cecy Alverez

Pizza Margherita@ Fiamma

Fiamma
Salida a Celaya #6
Open 12 Noon – 10:00 PM daily except Thursday closed
Chef/Owner: Marco Bruzzone


SALADS:

Endive Salad@OCRE
Charred endives, apple, caramelized peach, mustard seeds, goat cheese, nasturtium and peach dressing.

OCRE
Hidalgo #5
Daily 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Chef: Xavier Pinero Moreno

Shaved Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad@The Restaurant

The Restaurant 
Sollano #16
Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12 Noon – 11 PM/ Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: 12 Noon – 10 PM Closed Monday
Chef: Donnie Masterton


Grilled Baby Romaine Lettuce@Buenos Aires Bistro

Buenos Aires Bistro
Mesones #62
Sunday – Saturday: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Chef: Mariano Alvarez


SMALL PLATES:


Jicama Taco@La Azotea

La Azotea
Umaran #6 (upstairs)
Sunday - Saturday 1:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Pincho de Ribeye@POLP S.M.A.

POLP S.M.A.
Relox #3
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Chef Patricio Fuentes Alvarez

Chicken Sandwich@ San Mezcal
with mole and apple salad

San Mezcal
Recreo # 88
Sunday - Monday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed

STREET FOOD:

Tacos al Pastor@Andy’s

Andy’s Tacos
Corner of Hidalgo and Insurgentes
After dark; around 7:00 ish

Mixiotes@El Pato

El Pato Barbacoa y Mixiotes
Calzada de la Esracion #175
Wednesday - Monday: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Closed Tuesday
Carnitas@Bautista Brothers

Bautista Brothers Carnitas
Guadiana #2
From 8:00 AM until they run out.

SOUPS:

French Onion Soup@Bovine

Bovine Brasserie
Tuesday: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday - Sunday: 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Closed Monday

Executive Chef: Paul Bentley
Chef: Miguel Alejandro Nuñez Salas

Pork Belly Ramen@Nomada Cocina de Interpretacion 

Nomada cocina de Interpretacio
Nemesio Diez 2, Centro, 37700
Phone: 415 121 9163
Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM Daily/Closed: Tuesday
Chef: Marco Cruz

Pozole@La Alborada 

La Alborada
#10 Sollano 
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Closed Sunday