Well, first of all...
Happy New Year!
Let us welcome this 2011 with this awesome post I got for you people.
I can honestly say that the meal I got to enjoy this 31/01 was the best I had in 2010 and possibly the best I'll have this 2011.
The concept was all posh bistro, which I loved.
Even when the amount of food that was served was minimal it was absolutely breathtaking, both in presentation as in flavour.
Estación Comida de Mercado located in CityCenter Zona Esmeralda, was the superb location for our delicious dinner. A very contemporary spot I'll say... breaking through the "concept" one would expect in a Mexican Cuisine Restaurant.
Just picture a wide room with dark walls and a very high ceiling from which, dozens of small light bulbs hang all set at different heights scattering a dim yellow light bellow the expectant visitors.
Instrumental Mexican music floods the room as from the high dark wooden shelves filled with; wines, beers, glasses, plates and basically everything you can find on your table, you can see the well lit space confined as the kitchen, where the Chef and his group began to prepare themselves for what would be a busy but glorious night.
Set on what once was a hill, the wind blows as cold and hard as it always does on winter nights.
Separating the outside of the plaza from the restaurant are the glass doors that had in front of them a heater set at is pick.
The kitchen noises are eclipsed by the scattered chat among the few tables set for the event. The smallest of which me and my family are sitting. Our table has been decorated with white linens as well as for the cups we'll be using to taste different wines with our food and a beautiful centerpiece with sliver spheres and peach blossoms.
And so the dinner begun:
First we were served this delicious salad that exceeded all possible expectations.
The sweetness of the beetroot with the acid from the clementines was above all...divine.
Then came the Romeritos,
The Romeritos were served with Mole and a really really delicious shrimp.
The Highlight of my night was the delicious Elote Cream with Cuitlacoche Cream.
There are no words to describe the deliciousness.
Then followed, The Huachinango a la Veracruzana. A little spicy but ultimately delicious.
We received this 2011 while eating this:
I had never tried duck before and my oh my was this an awakening!
The Sweet Potato Pure was delish, not the mention the way the flavours seemed to grow with every sip of the delicious wine they served us.
The end of the year had passed us by and so we were nearing the end of the meal.
And what better way to say hello to a new year than by cleansing our palates with a berry sorbet?
And so... dessert...
What can I say about dessert?
It was mind-blowing and utterly outstanding.
The best combination that pleases two important senses, both the eyes and the mouth.
Beautiful on the eyes.
Yummylicious in the mouth.
And so, three things came to an end... 2010, dinner and this post.