I got an email a week or so ago from Oyamel saying that they were extending their Restaurant Week menu! Not that we needed another excuse to go to Oyamel, but we took this as a sign!
Instead of doing a big dinner, we decided to check out the lunch scene today! The Restaurant Week lunch special was $20.12 for three courses plus dessert.
We started off with chips and salsa and drinks: Blood Orange Mimosa for z and a Bloody Mary for me!
In an effort to try everything we could, z and I chose different items off the menu to share!
Sopa fria de Sandia: Chilled local watermelon soup with tomatoes, queso fresco and chile pequin
Ceviche verde “El Bajio”: Walu with avocado, tomatillo, green olives and jalapeño chiles; a refreshing ceviche inspired by our friends at El Bajio in Mexico City
Taco norteño: From Nuevo León, house-made corn tortilla stuffed with shredded beef in an ancho chile and cumin sauce, a salsa Mexicana of tomatoes, cilantro, onion and serrano chiles
Uchepo fingido de Michoacán: Fresh corn tamal with Chihuahua cheese and a sauce of guajillo chiles, tomatoes, tomatillos,onions and garlic
Pastel de tres leches con piña: A traditional cake soaked in Coruba rum and three kinds of milk, with a rum and milk foam, fresh pineapple gelatin and a pineapple salsa, served with a scoop of caramel ice cream
Sopa fria de maracuya con sorbete de yogurt y epazote: A tropical fruit salad with mango, pineapple, melon, passionfruit seeds, lime vanilla gelatin and epazote herb, covered in fresh passion fruit juice, lightly flavored with rosewater, and served with yogurt-lime ice cream
As usual, everything fresh, handcrafted, and delicious. I seriously love Oyamel. Seriously. I can’t believe it took us 8 months to get back for a meal! Maybe we won’t wait so long next time…