||[Dec. 3rd, 2008|02:11 pm]
So this post is a few weeks late...|
For Melissa’s birthday I had planned on taking her out for a classy dinner but we had a heavy and late lunch that day which kinda spoiled things.
Plan B!!! Sunday Brunch at Hugo’s!!! I love this place, especially when the staff remembers me. It seems the service is extra swell. www.hugosrestaurant.net/
I’ve mentioned this place in the past since I’m a big fan. It’s basically traditional Mexican dishes made with exceptional quality and served in an upscale seting. Definitely not a casual tex mex place and there’s no chips & salsa automatically tossed on your table. Sunday Brunch is a buffet which makes me happy because I get to try a bunch of different things.
anyhoo, here’s the grub...
My first plate consisted of a few lamb ribs that were savory and tender, a mini quesadilla and some mini sopes with stewed rabbit, a little bit of shrimp and octopus ceviche with some guacamole and chips. The bowl is the best mexican meatball soup that I’ve ever had and I don’t remember what that other pile of stuff was.
This plate has a stuffed chile ancho and some tamales. The one in the banana leaf was stuffed with a tomatoey chicken and was absolutely delicious. The others were bean, chicken molé and grasshopper (i think you can see a head poking out.) I’m a big fan of weird food so i was excited to try the grasshoper. It wasn’t bad. I think the flavor of the masa covers the grasshopper taste but the crunch was definitely there.
I don’t have a pic of the rice and beans but they are the best that I’ve had in this city. They even had a tasty corn pudding. There were several other stews and dishes that I wanted to try but I decided to leave what little room I had left for the dessert table.
It was impossible to try everything so here is what I did have…
small squares of lemon cheesecake and espresso cake, a piece of pecan torte, a small churro, a couple of alfajores, a scoop of arroz con leche and a big moist chunk of tres leches which was ridiculously good. And of course I had to have a bit of the Mexican hot chocolate.
ooh, I just saw the menu for New Years Eve
that gives me an idea :oP