Sunday, October 30, 2022

Ready for Day of the Dead: The Restaurant

If you want to get into the spirit of Day of the Dead, wander up Sollano to check out what Chef Donnie Masterton and his staff have done in The Restaurant. It’s not just dressed to the nines, it’s the most beautifully decorated place in town. From head to toe, every square inch is covered in Marigolds, skeletons and larger than life mosaics from Anado’s collection.

I first saw it on Hamburger night last Thursday when the lighting was dramatic and beautiful; the connecting Bar at the R was awash in tones of golden orange. And the characters were dressed for the party - here friend and one of Chef Donnie Masterton’s best customers, Rhoda Keebler, dons ruffles in black of the good witch, beautifully playing the part. I went back the following day and saw things that I hadn’t see the night before; details in every shape, form and color.

Stop in for lunch. Chef Masterton has many things on the menu including delicious Asian appetizers perfect for sharing. We love small plates - here the delicious duck egg rolls, pot stickers and green beans. The fig cake with ginger ice cream was the perfect fix for a winter dessert that topped off the meal as a great alternative to gingerbread.

Although Centro is dressed to kill this year, it’s The Restaurant that takes the top prize for decking it all out for the season. Chef Donnie Masterton always sets the standard for doing it right; now for the 3rd year in a row.

We think that’s reason enough to dine at The Restaurant; now celebrating 14 years in SMA.

The Restaurant Diez de Sollano y Dávalos 16, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto. Phone: 415 154 7862 Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday 12:00 Noon - 10:00 PM Thursday - Saturday 12:00 Noon - 11:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bat at the R Thursday - Saturday 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sunday - Wednesday Closed Chef: Donnie Masterton Celebrating 15 years in SMA: 2008 - 2023