Monday, January 20, 2014
I Feel Like I'm in Mexico
One of the things that I love, love, love about Mexico is eating in Patio restaurants. The first time we came to San Miguel in the 1980's we ate at two patio restaurants. Those two restaurants could have been what sold me on San Miguel.
The first was Bugambilia's which use to be on every tourist list of "Must Go To" restaurants. At that time it was on Hidalgo in a beautiful old patio. The food was good, the service was attentive and the lights were low. It was so romantic.
We stayed at the Sierra Nevada Hotel and they had a lovely patio. We had lunch there one day with our friends Pat and Tom. We ordered enchiladas and they served them on eight inch plates with straight one-inch- high sides with handles. Pat and I fell in love with the plates. The enchiladas were good but the plates were added to our shopping list. We found where they were sold in San Miguel and each bought six. We would have bought more but that was the total stock. Those "enchilada" plates were the first of my Gorky Gonzales collection of pottery.
The pictures in this blog entry were made last week in Casa Del Diezmo Restaurant at Jesus #36. It is another great patio. It is large and full of plants, hummingbird feeders, sculpture and little bubbling fountains. There is a long portico along one side. The food is Yucatecan and quite good. I had lunch there and I could have stayed all afternoon because I really felt like I was in "my" Mexico.