the long awaited visit to rick bayless’s newest restaurant. *satisfactory sigh*
the funny thing is that i don’t think it blew my mind away. it was great food. solid. just not mind-blowingly good. i probably had too high of expectations going in.
the guacamole was spot on, freshly made, perfectly seasoned, not overly salted, simple and good. Mmmm i could use some right now. churros were piping warm covered in sugar and cinnamon and chocolate bits and.. greasy.. well they are fried, what do you expect. there was a lot of sugar… a lot of it. it was everywhere.
my highlight of the meal was the hot chocolate, freshly ground cacao beans with allspice, and chile. rich and flavorful with the perfect balance of sweetness and spice. it was AWESOME!
i really want to thank my friends mary and valerie for putting up w/my obsessive picture taking and for holding up their half eaten sandwiches for me to photograph!