Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lunch in the Country

Last week eight of us met at La Terraza out in the country - about a 30 minute drive from San Miguel. The journey to get there is around potholes and over dusty roads into the middle of nowhere. I mean there is nothing around this place and as you turn in it is as though you have arrived at an oasis. Lunch is served around a man made pond which is inhabited by ducks, geese and whatever else shows up of the flying variety.

A family from Mexico City built Casa Aves, an environmentally sensitive boutique resort along with the restaurant. They always greet us as though we are long lost relatives. The clientele is 50-50 - Mexicans and expats. I love to go there because it is a "place in time" where you don't care that you sit around, eat and talk for about 3 hours. Lovely. Time is irrelevant, as it should be.
The chef has been at many great resorts and hotels in Mexico and we know some of the same people. He is very talented. It's always a delight when he comes to the table to make suggestions. This time it was a special trout dish - yum........and his arrachera is the best on earth, I promise. Oh and before you think this is a "hoity-toity" high price place, my entire meal was about $14 US. Go figure.
As the group strolled back to where our cars were parked, we noticed the first greening of the trees and all said, "Aah, spring is coming". Life is good.
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4 comments:

Steve said...

Babs -- Even in Salem $14 for lunch would not only be "hoity toity," it would be next to impossible to find. Now, Portland -- that is another story.

Babs said...

Well, I guess you're thinking like a sandwich lunch - this was a five course meal, since comida is our big meal of the day. Vegetable Soup, Caesar salad, entree (I had trout), dessert - little cream puffs and ice cream, drink and appetizers (quesadillas) to start it all.....I can't imagine that $14 would be expensive, even in Houston for all of that........

Kay Cox said...

Is this new? I wanna go. Me thinks it is past time for me to get south.

Islagringo said...

Looks and sounds like a special place...made even more special by your appearance I'm thinking.