The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo
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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Oaxaca Sabe - Oaxaca knows food!... Day 8 - Origen

Eight days, eight restaurants and eight wonderful meals.... and so ends this incarnation of Oaxaca Sabe.  Really, instead of a week long, it should be a month long.  Then we could have hit every one of the participanting chefs and restaurants. Oh well, with luck, we will have another chance in six months or so if things go according to form this being the third incarnation of Oaxaca Sabe. 

So how to choose the last restaurant?  One with style, panache and a renown chef and menu.  Oh, they all had that.... why not throw a dart....
A lucky shot and we found our selves at Origen, one block east of the zocalo on Hidalgo.
Talk about ambiance!
Chef Rodolfo Castellanos made it tough, we had a choice of three meals.  You can see what I had.  and you can see what sister blogger had over at Casa Colibri.  Here's the whole menu with photos of my wonderful meal.

Ensalada de hongos serranos, toronja , pepitas y manzanita criolla
Wild musroom salad, grapefruit, local apple puree and pumpkin seeds

Ceviche vegetariano, leche de tigre y verduras de temporada
Vegetarian Ceviche, seasonal vegetables and leche de tigre

Sopa de frijol blanco, tortilla, aguacate y pasilla
White bean soup, tortilla, avocado and pasilla
Pozole verde de pescado
Fish of the day in pozole verde.

Albondigas de rabo en pasta casera, chipotle y albahaca criolla
Homemade pasta, oaxtail meat balls, chipotle and basil
Arroz con huitlacoche, quesillo y huevo estrellado
Black rice, huitlacoche, oaxacan string chees and fried egg

Biscocho de Aceite de Oliva
Olive oil cake

Flan de elote
Corn flan
Sopa fría de durazno, espumoso, merengue y yogurt
Chill soup, sparkling wine, yogurt and local peaches

So that's that!  A week plus one of fantastic meals.... and a final bash tonight with all the chefs.  We get in free because we ate at at least four restaurants.  What a deal!  Remember all these meals were $250 MP ($14.62 US).  Unbelievable!  ¡Viva Oaxaca!

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