Finally, a Sunday with a purpose. Usually, I lounge about and catch up on put-off errands, but this Sunday I took a shower. I blew my hair out. I had a destination and a little black dress, too.
The dinner highlighted the cuisine of Mexico City, the birthplace of Chef Fany Gerson, author of My Sweet Mexico and Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas, who was on hand to whip up some of her hometown favorites.
Of course I rallied the illustrious Tania DeLuzuriaga of The Musing Bouche, who turned up in a strapless number on one of the finer New England weekends I’ve seen. Once my name was crossed off the guest list, and I received my very own name tag (I’m a sucker for self-advertising!), Tania and I beelined to the bar, alternating between watermelon-jalapeno and hibiscus margaritas.
We ate cactus tarts, and a tuna concoction that I’m still lusting over.
While Tania ordered the shrimp, I went big with the pork belly in a smoky tomatillo sauce. Mine was definitely the superior dish.
Dessert was chocolate — I know I’m in the minority, but I’m just not a big fan. But then suddenly a ray of light and paletas were delivered. Yes, I prefer popsicles over pastry.
If you’re in Boston, the series is ongoing throughout the summer. $40 for four courses. Please, go and have a bite of Oaxaca and Puebla for me.