Monday, January 17, 2011

Rosa Mexicana

Hey all... just popping in briefly to share a fabulous lunch Michael and I had yesterday at Rosa Mexicana down at the National Harbor (a new and quickly growing hotel/restaurant/boutique shopping area about a mile from his house).  We keep saying we'll try different restaurants there...and keep heading back to Rosa Mexicana because the food is just that good.

First up - always - is their guacamole, made fresh at the table in a stone mortar and pestle 'pig' - big chunks of fresh avocado, diced tomato onion... well, here - they have the recipe on their site (and they sell the pigs - my daughter has one and they're wonderful!  Eventually I'll have one too).  I don't actually have a picture for you... we ate it too fast! 

For my main entree, I chose the Mole Xico - a beef enchilada smothered in a dark, rich mole sauce.  Mole is one of those things I don't think I'll ever try making at home, so it's very hard to resist trying it whenever it's offered - Rosa Mexicana's mole is, not terribly hot but very flavorful, and the beef was melt in your mouth tender.

This is one of several things I love about coming to DC and I know we'll return there many times more.  Not only because of the great food and pretty view of the harbor but because the service staff is always friendly and helpful and seem to be greatly enjoying their job.  I always feel well fed and pampered when I'm there.

1 comment:

  1. You and Daffy cat are making me hungry! Stop IT!