Estacion (Mexico)

During my trip to Mexico I had amazing food every day,  but one of the best meals was definitely at ESTACION, a new restaurant, that serves  seasonal and deconstructed mexican food, everything looked amazing, and tasted great, I’d go back any time, here are some shots….

Tostadas de Atun y Robalito Semisarandeado

Postre: Cafe de olla

Higos con mousse de queso oaxaca

Platanos Fritos con leche condensada y galletas de canela

We also had deconstructed Mole de olla, delicious duck with tejocote and mole and chocolate cake, all of them were great, the pictures mmmmm…. not so much… (someone needs some practice!)

And here a little bonus on Mexican food, my nephew tried “chapulines” (grasshoppers) for the first time, and couldn’t stop eating them, just with a little lime juice…..

yummy grasshoper

America Eats Tavern

Finally!!! I have a computer where I can actually edit my pics a little bit and won’t crash, yayyy!  Actually this post was supposed to happen in August, but life kind of got in the way, but here it is!

Before America Eats opened I had the chance to spend some time with the chefs behind all those recipes, and they even let me snap a couple shots…..

Chicken pot pie??

So those are behind the scenes…… a few weeks after that, I went over there for dinner, and the food was as delicious as it looks in the pics so judge for yourself

Hush puppies

Crab cakes

Deconstructed key lime pie

Some things in the menu have changed since I was there, so…… I guess I have to go back and update this post soon :)

Graffiato by Mike Isabella

I have to say I didn’t really want to go to this place at first,  but after several reviews of close friends who I absolutely trust in food matters,  (of course they told me about the bone marrow and bacon in the same plate)…………I had to try it, and  it’s actually good, the food is beautiful,  and at least everything I had (except for one of the desserts) was delicious, not mind-blowing delicious but delicious.

The place is nice,  service was excellent, and here are the pics……

Bar Garnishes in pretty sunlight

Spiced Beets with pork fried almonds

Bone Marrow pistachio, cured lemon, bread crumbs, bacon

desserts.....

Chocolate Tart olive oil, sea salt gelato

The nutella cookies images  are not available because I ate them before even thinking about the camera :)  (we all know which dessert I liked better now)

Back on track

After the longest time without posting, I’m back!!! I kind of got busy and too tired to think about sorting through my pics and posting something, but it is time to do it, plus I have some good material (I think)!

A few shots I got at Sticky Rice………. now I don’t even remember every detail of the dinner I just remember the experience was good and I actually was sitting right next to the chef , he was braking down a beautiful piece of hamachi, which got pretty much all of my attention!  Hope you guys like it! and expect a few more post in the next couple of days :)

I know the last one looks weird ( it looked weird in the plate too) but it is………. DEEP FRIED CHEESECAKE, that I sure remember was goooood!!  and full of guilt :/  but I’m over it! :)

Some pics of cool Graffiato’s food soon!!

1 chicken 2 meals

Ok!!! After a few weeks without posting, I’m back! the truth is, I’ve been sucking lately at shooting, plus I hate not having white plates, blue plates suck!!! anyway I couldn’t let more time go by without blogging so last week we (Ginno and I) made chicken with  40 cloves of garlic and  orzo salad with thyme, lemon  and pan roasted chicken breast, here are the pics…

Thighs and legs were pat dried, seasoned and browned, then went into the oven  with the 40 cloves of garlic, 2 cups of olive oil,  and a few sprigs of thyme,  after an hour we served them with mashed potatoes and it was great!

The next day I used the left over olive oil and pan roasted the breast, then served it over orzo salad with lemon, thyme and cherry tomatoes.

And this is why I hate blue plates!!!!!

Promise better pics for the next time :)

Some pics

Ok………… this is the longest it’s taken me to post, but here are some pics.

Sponge cake/blackberry soup/blackberry frozen yogurt

Making cupcakes

Making Chai Cupcakes

Just Baked ;)

Yummmm chicharron!

Chicharron Soup w/ avocado/ crema/ fried chile ancho

Homemade Focaccia

Easy and delicious!!  goes great with cannellini beans and roasted garlic dip!

1 cup lukewarm water + 1/8 cup
2  1/2  tsp active dry yeast
2 tbsp honey
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup olive oil + 1/8 cup
1 tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 tbsp dried oregano

Mix the honey and water, add the yeast, let sit for about 10 minutes until it starts to bubble and foam. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time, dissolve the salt in the 1/8 cup of water and add it to the dough, add the olive oil and keep kneading for about 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

Form the dough into a round and place in an oiled bowl, turn to coat the entire ball, cover with a damp cloth and let it rise somewhere warm, when it doubles its size (about 40 minutes) stretch it into a rectangle, cover and let it sit again for about 20 minutes, dimple with your fingertips and brush with 1/4 cup olive oil mixed with the rosemary and oregano.

Bake at 400 F for about 30 minutes.  It should look like this!