Wednesday, February 24, 2021

MiVida

 


We love the authentic taste of Italian wood-grilled pizza with homemade sausage from MiVida; now available for pick up or delivered to your door.


Using good ingredients makes all the difference in the taste; and not just on Chef Greta Ortega Casanas pizzas. These sweet afterthoughts are homemade gelatos with a silky texture and taste. 


We love the rich but subtle coffee flavor and the chocolate with berries and popcorn. And If you’ve ever had chocolate gelato covered with the richest, dark chocolate fudge you’ve ever tasted, you’ll know why we just gave this chef the crown for the best popsicle in SMA. Yep, that’s what she calls them. We call them the perfect food for breakfast. 


MiVida

Hernandez Macias #97. Call 415-152-7482

The Rosewood Hotel: Luna Rooftop


You’ll find many interesting dishes on the new menus at the restaurants inside of The Rosewood Hotel in San Miguel de Allende. 

Opening today for breakfast is the newly transformed, 1826 restaurant, from 7:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Luna Rooftop resumes operation from 12:00 noon to 10:00 PM. Also, a new Pacific Rim Sushi menu is introduced today in the Tequila Bar from 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM. All three locations have been certified by the city and are spaced for social distancing. 


At Luna Rooftop, Executive Chef, Vincent Wallez, joins some pretty amazing flavors on this pizza - Speck Ham, Roasted Tomato, Burrata and Basil ($270 pesos). The other pizza option is made with fresh Figs and Mozzarella ($235 pesos). Both are delicious, affordable and large enough to split. 

We know you’re as surprised as we are when we call this hotel pizza one of the best in town. Also try their delicious flatbreads and the many dishes that will bring you back to Rosewood for another taste.


After all, The Rosewood isn’t just for the view anymore; the food’s pretty spectacular too! 

Rosewood San Miguel de Allende

Nemesio Diez 11, Zona Centro  

Executive Chef: Vincent Wallez

Panio Takes the Lead



Those businesses that heavily supported the community of SMA were the businesses that we supported during the pandemic. Panio was one of them. 

I gave up a few things during the lockdown because I wasn’t able to get them delivered but bread wasn’t one of them. Panio was always quick on their delivery service; often sending bread to you right out of the oven.


And did you know that linen is the perfect fabric for storing bread; the French have known this for centuries. I actually didn’t know that until Panio told me. That’s one thing Panio does - they teach their customers to value the history and ingredients of what they make. That says a lot about how passionate they are about their products. 

Besides creating great bread and pastries, they have continuously shown an advantage by providing some of the best customer service. 


Love you Panio; love your bread!

SMA’s Best Food Deals: The Salmon Amaze Bowl from Ruby Joy’s Delivery Only Restaurant


One of the most delicious meals in town comes in a bowl: an Amaze bowl from Ruby Joy - made with Cucumber, Carrots, Cabbage, Avocado, Mango, Edamame Beans, Scallions, Cilantro, Lime and Sesame Seeds with your choice of Protein covered in a Soy Honey and Ginger Glaze. Choose Rice or Quinoa as the base. You can add extra protein: Grilled Salmon, Pulled Chicken, Chickpeas, Tofu, Vegan Burger Patty, or grilled Wild Salmon.

We think Ruby Joy’s Amaze Bowl is the healthiest, most delicious, colorful power meal in SMA. Just ask 88 year old Faye Somers, who feeds her body and soul each week with an Amaze Bowl; one of six meals from Ruby Joy. The generous portions give the average eater two meals and you can always order extra protein.  It’s a weekly pleasure and if the health benefits from Salmon aren’t enough to sway you, the skin benefits will.   


Ruby Joy is the only delivery restaurant in SMA that makes any of their dishes Gluten-Free, Vegan, or Vegetarian. There are so many great things on her menu, we have a hard time deciding what to eat; especially when she runs her specials. 

And leave it to her for a sweet ending; a tiny teaser of fudge, chocolate covered bark or homemade ice cream. Her mini desserts are enough to keep you coming back as well. 

Ruby Joys Delivery Only Restaurant

Order at 415-690-7829 or order online at http://www.rubyjoys.com.mx/


SMA’s Best Food Deals: The Sliders at Grandpa and Son


When we talk about food deals, we’re talking about both price and quality; Grandpa and Son offer both. The sliders ($28 -$42 pesos each) are just the right bite to satisfy your cravings when paired with a basket of crispy, tempura onion rings ($60 pesos) on the side. We’re addicted to the Pico Azul slider, topped with caramelized onions and blue cheese and the Picocino slider with bacon onion balsamic jam. There are 9 other varieties of sliders on the menu.

If you want a little taste of healthy, you can also order a small, Cesar salad on the side for $35 pesos. They offer many mini-bites so you can experience different flavors and ingredients. 

If you’re really hungry, go ahead and order that Aged, 21 day rib-eye burger with cheese, bacon and lettuce and garnished with crispy onions for $195 pesos. 


With no delivery service available until now, those in Quarantine craved these sliders for over three months; until mid-June when they reopened. How do I know that? I got more inquires about when this restaurant was going to reopen than any other restaurant in SMA.

El Grandpa and Son

Calzada de La Aurora S/N Int. 2 A

Hours: Daily 12:00 Noon – 9:00 PM

Delivery Mon – Sat 12:30 PM – 8:00 PM/Sunday 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Phone: 415 152 5665

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Chef Marcela Bolano: A Photo Tribute

 

We introduced Chef Marcela Bolano, owner of Mb Catering by Design in Mexico City, to the SMA culinary community back in 2016. 


Her first job was with renowned chef Pablo San Roman. She traveled to Hydra, Greece where she studied and mastered Greek cooking. She returned to Mexico City and started Mb Catering by Design, serving celebrities like Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Sharon Stone and Filippa Giordano. Later, she accepted a position as executive chef at Como Arist├│teles en Polanco. She opened her own restaurant in SMA, MARSALA cocina con acentos, at Hernandez Macias 48, in late 2016.

Little did we know back then that Chef Marcela Bola├▒o and her partner, Ximena De Leon Campomanes, would go on to create one of the best restaurants in San Miguel de Allende, Marsala, cocina con acentos, serving Mediterranean food with 5 star, world accents.

Chef Marcela Bolano was a candidate on Top Chef Mexico. We love her for many things; most of all the passion she puts into everything she does.

Marsala, cocina con acentos, celebrated its fourth anniversary this past December. To say it’s been the best addition to the SMA food scene in the last five years is an understatement. Marsala’s has made the elite list of the best 120 restaurants in Mexico since 2018.

                                                 Photo: Kouyin

Marcela and Ximena are busy preparing to open another, long awaited culinary gem in SMA: an Asian Restaurant and rooftop, KOUYIN, at Bajada del Chorro 11 (Esquina Recreo) in Centro. It’s now open for cocktails and appetizers and will open the full kitchen sometime late in February. 

Here in a photo tribute to this amazing chef, we look back at some of the remarkable dishes and events Chef Marcela Bolano has brought to SMA over the past four years. The restaurant has always been the total package for that perfect dining experience but when it comes down to the magic, it all starts with the food.

Buen Provecho!

                                                                        Photo: Chef Armando Prats

       Photo: correo 24


Photo: Carlos G. Maier
                                               Photo: Carlos G. Maier


All photographs © Susan Knight York except as noted