Saturday, March 31, 2018

San Miguel de Allende's Newest Gem: Casa Blanca Cafe

How great is it to have another incredible restaurant in SMA! We just can't stop raving about the food at Casa Blanca Cafe, Juarez #9, in the Casa Blanca 7 Hotel.

Chef Donnie Masterton created another winning dish with the cafe's BLT salad; loaded with pork belly, pumpkin seeds, hard boiled egg and dressed with a blue cheese vinaigrette.

The Shakshuka with poached eggs has incredible flavors; true to the Morocco we remember and different from anything else we have in SMA. It totally changed my love status with chick peas.
The table snack is a lavash with zaatar, which is sumac, shallots, thyme and sesame seed. So light and delicious, I can easily put away a cup or two or three with my meal, along with the hot, thin pitas.
The Margarita is now my favorite. It's so hard to get a Margarita right; not too sour and not too sweet. This one was perfect.
Lunch: $270 pesos for 3 items; a fantastic split:

Roasted cauliflower with sumac and zaatar.

Lamb meatballs with a jam of eggplant and tomato with tzatziki.

Ribeye stuffed meloui with onion, mint, parsley, cilantro and sumac.

Chef Juan Jose (J.J.) Castaneda and his culinary team are ready; open daily 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM and on Saturday/Sunday, with a brunch starting at 11:00 AM. This is another restaurant where we plan to eat the menu because everything looks spectacular.

The food was definitely worth the wait and now has us highly anticipating the premier of Fatima, the rooftop restaurant, which is set to open later this spring. Stay tuned.