Yesterday, we ended our Oaxaca Sabe journey at Origen, the creation of celebrated owner/chef, Rodolfo Castellanos. Here, we had a choice between three items for each course. Hmmm, we should have invited a third person to join us! I began with a salad filled with tiny wild and incredibly flavorful mushrooms. The combination of textures and flavors was brilliant.
Though the spaghetti and meatballs tempted me (who wouldn’t want to see what a renown Mexican chef does with this Italian/American classic), Chris took care of that. Besides, I’d already decided on pozole, a Mexican comfort food that dates back to Pre-Hispanic days. And, it was sublime!
My dessert wasn’t very photogenic but it tasted divine and those meringue wafers melted in the mouth.
We were seated upstairs in a light and airy dining room at a table affording a view of the comings and goings along Avenida Miguel Hidalgo.
Origen provided a lovely and delectable conclusion to our journey through Oaxaca city’s finer dining scene for only 250 pesos (US $14.62) per meal, including beverage. Now, when asked, I have more restaurant recommendations to give — and that’s what restaurant week is all about!
However, I’m looking forward to getting back to the mercados and street food. ¡Buen provecho a tod@s!