Greeted by PR people Chloe Mata Crane and Rachel Wormser, they led Sophie and me to the party area. A printed menu was beside each plate, but we still didn't know what to expect. We were seated next to two lovely young ladies from The Record while Susana and Howard sat in the middle of this long table
Howard briefed us on what to expect and introduced us to Mexican food with a genuine Mexican flavor. The food service began and I might add that the wait staff was impeccable. Unobtrusively they filled water glasses, wine glasses, folded napkins and replaced cutlery, the latter to the point that one really wasn't aware that it was being replaced.
We started with Guacamole en Molcajete served with warm corn tortillas, crisp tortilla chips and a choice of two very different hot sauces to add. Once again, the wait staff kept the platters full .. very quietly. Howard, in the meantime mentioned the background of Rosa Mexicano and Susana's role in seeking out genuine, and I stress genuine Mexican dishes with genuine Mexican ingredients.
Our first individual serving was Ensalada de Hojas Verdes which translates into mixed greens with kohlrabi, apples and almonds along with a vanilla, chocolate and orange dressing. I still savor the individuality and fine taste.
Next came Chiles en Nogada, Guisado de Pato, Filete con Salsa de Chocolate y vino Tinte followed by desserts Flan de Chocolate Oaxaqueño and Estillido del Sol Chocolate which we shared. By that time, sharing was just right for my burgeoning stomach. They were all delicious!
Howard Greenstone, thank you for a lovely treat! We most certainly will return.