September 5, 2010

Dos Caminos

Sadly, another restaurant week is through. 365 days to save my pennies so we can do it all again next year.

Saturday, we had a fantastic meal at Sage, but I'm gonna make you wait for those details until Friday. Until then, I leave you with our final meal at Dos Caminos.

Dos Caminos wasn't originally in the running for selections this week, but it fit our timing needs. We couldn't do dinner tonight. Dos Caminos was open all day, we missed the lunch cut-off so we dined in for early dinner.

We sampled the restaurant week menu and ordered off the regular menu.

First, we got started with chips and salsa. Chips were excellent, the salsa trio was pretty bland, considering it was supposed to be mild, medium and hot. The habanero salsa was pretty weak, it needed A LOT more kick.

Next up were our appetizers Queso Fundido and Vegetable Clayuda Herbed flat bread, goat cheese, pumpkin seed pesto. The flatbread was different, and that's why I chose it. It was a nice blend of fresh flavors. The fundido outshined it, however. You can never go wrong with ooey gooey cheese. This version was executed particularly well. The chorizo on the side was quite enjoyable.

On to the entrees, Cochinita Pibil for him. Which happens to be a favorite dish of mine from the Yucatan. Unfortunately, this rendition did not bring me back to Mexico. It lacked flavor and it was far too wet. I had the lobster chile relleno. A sophisticated version of a classic dish. It was very tasty.

Lastly, we split Café de Olla Mousse Cake. It was large so I was happy we opted to share. It was also very good. The mousse wasn't too sweet and the cake was nicely moist.

Service was attentive. Overall, everything was satisfactory. It was a nice end to our gluttonous week.

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