Sunday, November 22, 2009
The Taste of Mazatlan
I doubt very much if we will be eating dinner tonight.
Around noon today we wandered over to Zaragosa Park, which is about 4 or 5 blocks from the Casita to check out the food - we had noticed signs several days ago advertising "The Taste of Mazatlan". We went with friends and we all came home absolutely stuffed.
The food was varied and all that we tried was delicious. Between the 4 of us we sampled the Paella, Tostadas, Carne Asada and the Marlin Cerviche. The Tostadas were my choice and my favourite - a flat, hard tortilla, topped with shredded beef, lettuce, mixed veggies, cheese, sour cream and drizzled with hot sauce and a flavourful beef broth (I passed on the refried beans)... yummy. We were too full to try the Tamales, athough I did take a picture, and we unanimously voted to pass on the Pozole. How to describe pozole - sort of a soup, with lots of cut up pieces of animal that shouldn't be eaten! In my Spanish/English food translation booklet it says the meat is usually beef or pork. Perhaps but a lot of what went in today's batch was definitely not some of the better cuts! Smells good, but ... must be an acquired taste.
We did have no trouble at all indulging in the desserts, all homemade by the ladies of the Rotary Club and all an individual piece of heaven!
Dinner will definitely be much later tonight, if at all!