Tostadas. Messy but marvellous.

Tostadas. Messy but marvellous.

It might just be Mexico’s greatest contribution to clumsy cuisine. A candidate for the top ten dishes you always end up wearing. I’m talking about the crumbly tostada, the dish that began life as a way to use up yesterday’s tortillas. A dish that, along with those...
“Now, we’ve also got the location.”

“Now, we’ve also got the location.”

Stewart Haverlack, the co-owner of San Miguel de Allende restaurant Zumo, said that. And I’ll tell you why. But not right away. First I want to tell you that I’ve always liked Zumo. A lot. Always thought it was one of the town’s best restaurants. But there was always...
Overheard. In Casa Blanca.

Overheard. In Casa Blanca.

I took Don Day’s Wife out for a very memorable lunch recently and, as I often do, I also took my tiny spiral-bound notebook that fits in the back pocket of my jeans. As usual, a lot of what I wrote down were Don Day’s Wife’s comments about the food and the experience....
Say si to ceviche at El Puerto.

Say si to ceviche at El Puerto.

You’ll find one in almost every barrio in San Miguel de Allende. I’m talking about a seafood restaurant. A very typical Mexican seafood restaurant. It will probably be named after a shrimp, a crab or, perhaps, a crayfish. It will be overstuffed with marine kitsch....
You are invited to a special seafood dinner paired with wines.

You are invited to a special seafood dinner paired with wines.

Chef Mauro Torres will be featuring seafood from Mexico’s west coast and I will be helping to pour some of the Valle de Guadalupe’s best-value wines. The dinner will be held at Grille Torres on Tuesday, November 27. Start time is 7:00 pm. Grille Torres is located at...

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