Cuaresma

Lent - March 18th-25th

Cuaresma, which comes from the word cuarenta, meaning "40", is one of the most important holidays of the year for Mexicans of Catholic faith. For 40 days and nights, Cuaresma is a time of simple living, reflection and thankfulness. It is also a time of penitence, with many giving up meat on Fridays, and substituting fish and other vegetarian dishes to honor their faith.

Cuaresma is celebrated throughout Mexico with a menu that includes early spring vegetables, sweet and piquant roasted beets, and fragrant seafood dishes with savory herbs and moles.  Even a true carnivore will indulge! 

Cocktail

Desert Flower

Maestro Dobel Diamante, prickly pear, St. Germain, agave, lime  13

First Courses

Ensalada de Betabel

cayenne marinated beets, arugula, toasted almonds, goat cheese, lemon vinaigrette  9
Pinot Gris  Cloudline  2012  Williamette Valley, Oregon  9/3

Trucha Ahumada

smoked trout & potato croquettes, horseradish-epazote cream  12
Pinot Noir Forefront Pine Ridge  2013  San Luis Obispo, California  12/46

Second Courses

Arroz con Camarones

sautéed head on shrimp, guajillo rice, green peas  24
Chardonnay Pulenta Estate VIII  2012  Mendoza, Argentina  11/42

Enchiladas de Bacalao Fresco

flaked cod, onion & poblano chiles, green mole, queso cotija  20
St-Véran  Joseph Drouhin  2013  France  12/46

Desserts

Budin de Arroz y Coco

creamy arborio rice, golden raisins, mango, candied ginger, toasted coconut flakes  7
Herradura Añejo Highlands, Jalisco  14