Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Food Journey: Rocking Horse With Doug

Crowded, raucous Rocking Horse Café serves gourmet haute cuisine dishes with many adjecitves, based on Latin American motifs. My Mom often says this is a great place to eat at - twice a year - as it's over-the-top rich and caloric. You only live once... Doug and I had mostly appetizers and small dishes..

Guacamole, chips, and condiments, Rocking Horse Style...

My Enchiladas de Pollo were made with pomegranate charred free-range chicken, guajillo salsa, refried beans, and purple pickled cabbage. Nowhere was cheese mentioned, but I should have asked. They were nice enough to bring me a second plate.

My favorite appetizer is the Crepas de Pato (Duck Crepes), which are Hudson Valley duck epizole confit in blue corn crepes with sppicy pasilla sauce.

Doug's Tamal de Camarones (Shrimp Tamale) was a steamed sweet corn-masa dumpling topped with shrimp, chipotle butter, and avocado pico de gallo!


Doug is no cheesophobe, and chose Quesadilla de Hongo (Mushroom Quesadilla) of roasted wild mushrooms with machego cheese in handmade organic spelt tortillas, with jicama-green apple slaw.

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