Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We went to dinner at Mexique, a Mexican-French fusion restaurant, last Saturday night. We'd never had Mexican-French fusion and it definitely leaned more towards Mexican but it was delicious. We started dinner with a lovely bottle of wine, a pinot gris from Oregon . They have a small but nice wine list. They also have red sangria available and some Mexican beers but no full bar.

We started with some baguette.

For an appetizer I got the Pescamal, a seafood mousse tamal cooked in banana leaves stuffed with crab meat fricassee, lemon confit, and clam-tomato sauce. Nice mix of flavors. The texture was a bit slimy though.

Our other appetizer was the Tinga de Pollo, with tostaditas, chipotle shredded chicken, creme fraiche, and cilantro. Simple but delicious. It was like a perfect mini taco bite.

I had the Asada for dinner. It had grilled flank steak, spinach, asparagus, roasted red peppers, fingerlin potatoes, and spicy goat cheese fondue. The steak and the potatoes dipped in the fondue was delicous. This was the big winner of the night.

The Husband had the pork tenderloin. It had pork tenderloin in a mole sauce with salsa and sweet potato. The sweet potato and salsa combination sounded strange but it was great together. I never order dessert but I saw these crepe-looking things covered with chocolate on the website and I just had to have them. Not sure why as I'm not a huge chocolate fan. They are called the enchiladas which are crepes filled with chocolate ganache, toasted walnuts, ancho chili-chocolate fondue, and creme anglaise vanilla bean ice cream. It was good but not great.

The Husband had the guacamole dessert with carmelized green smith apples, puff pastry, cajeta and vanilla bean ice cream. This was amazing. It tasted just like guacamole and if you dipped it in the dots on the side it added a little bit of a spicy lime taste. Definitely a one of a kind dessert.


weezermonkey said...

Ooh, lovely! Mexican-French fusion looks so interesting!

10yearstogether said...

Holey crap this looks good.