Bob and I just returned from another great visit with our wonderful friends in Mexico and were once again blown away by their hospitality!
We just love the food of Mexico, but when we visit with our friends we are treated to so much more as Manuella is classically trained in French cuisine and so this time we were treated to delicious European dishes and great Bordeaux wine.
This photo was taken at their family home in the country, where we also enjoyed the cooking of the caretaker's wife, Vicky, who prepared all her traditional Mexican dishes from scratch, starting with corn tortillas grilled on a comal to her fiery hot posole. How can we ever forget the delicious breakfasts of huevos rancheros on the patio, or the botanos served by our hosts on the lawn under the yellow market umbrella?
I returned once again inspired to explore the true flavors of Mexico! Our supper club meets this coming Saturday at our house and, of course, the menu is traditional Mexican foods....roasted jalapenos stuffed with picadillo, sopa de pollo, chayote salad, beef short ribs with roasted poblanos and tomatoes, and yucca in a spice scented syrup of piloncillo. No great Bordeaux in our house, but we think that a great California Zinfandel will be perfect with the short ribs. Of course, we'll have our traditional bottle of Don Julio available with a chaser of sangrita. Ole!