Monday, July 1, 2013
At 13 Cuna de Allende, tell them Rick Bayless sent you.Honestly, this was one of the few places he did recommend for great Mexican food in San Miguel. This was of course before San Miguel got a whole slew of celebrated restaurants and chefs. Up the eye-catching tile stairway, this rooftop restaurant has the views and they are spectacular. The service was excellent and I will definitely go back for a special occasion while I am in San Miguel. Just an FYI, you can dream up a special occasion on any given day while you are here. San Miguel is magical. I ordered a Tamarind Margarita – the house special. It was HUGE! This frozen creation required pretty fast sipping and a very large spoon. Actually, the drink was big enough for two to share so ask for two straws. Tamarind Margarita
4 oz tequila blanco
3 oz tamarind concentrate
1 oz simple syrup
chili powder for rimming
1 cup ice
Pour the ice, tequila, tamarind concentrate and simple syrup into a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Rim a chilled margarita glass with chili powder.
Pour the blended contents into the glass and serve.
I didn’t just drink my lunch – although I was tempted. I enjoyed the Queso Fundido natural, one of my all time favorites. The dish is a combination of Manchego, Chihuahua and Holandes cheese. I would try this blend again because it had a lot more flavor than the Chihuahua that I typically use solo to make this.
Remember, good Queso Fundido is so easy. Just melt the cheese in the oven and serve with a basket of hot fresh flour tortillas and homemade green chili sauce.
Oh, and don’t forget the salt shaker.
Posted by Susan York at 2:49 PM