It’s Wednesday and day three of the Oaxaca Sabe restaurant festival. Yesterday, we dined at Pitiona, one of Oaxaca’s most sophisticated and innovative restaurants. Chris, my partner in blogging and food-fest dining crime, beat me to the punch in posting photos of our meal, so I will let his entry speak for both of us.
Today, our Oaxaca Sabe choice was La Olla, one of Oaxaca’s best known restaurants with one of her best loved chefs, Pilar Cabrera at the helm. Here, we were offered an either/or choice for each of the three courses, so I ordered “either” and Chris ordered “or.” Thus, I began with a salad that tasted as delicate and flavorful as it looked.
I’m a sucker 😉 for octopus and this was cooked to melt-in-your-mouth perfection and saucing it with the “usually reserved for special occasions” chichilo mole, provided the taste buds an unexpected flavor explosion.
And then there was dessert. I opted for the tiramisu, which is an old favorite of mine. It did not disappoint and its layers looked lovely served in a glass, garnished with coffee beans and a single viola blossom.
Our compliments to chef Pilar Cabrera and muchisimas gracias for a delicious dining experience. We are sorry to have missed you!
As our meal came to a close, we poured over the Oaxaca Sabe list of restaurants and their menus. More to come. What can I say? This is yummy and fun!