Santa Fe restaurants are not as plentiful as the galleries, but the quality remains on par. We were not disappointed with anything that we ate during our weekend getaway. Two exceptional experiences are worth noting- Kakawa Chocolate House and Anasazi Restaurant.
We drove past the Kakawa Chocolate House on our way back from the Museum of International Folk Art. As we shared our free sample of a dark chocolate drink, we walked back and forth in front of the display cases trying to decide which handmade delicacies we were going to share. We settled on two items, a dark chocolate turtle and a dark chocolate brownie. The crisp nuts in the dark chocolate turtle were held in place by gooey caramel that melted in our mouths. Later we shared a rectangular brownie that was inundated with deep dark chocolate. It’s a shame that we did not pick up some milk on the way back to the hotel.
Hours later, we had a romantic dinner at the Anasazi Restaurant. We decided to share our entrees so that we could gain a full appreciation of the chef’s masterpieces. The Roasted Barramundi with sautéed bok chok, pearl cous cous and poblano paella with a tomato sherry sauce was beautifully presented. After I took a few bites, I regretted not taking a picture. The other was a vegetarian dish, pan fried poblano gnocchi with queso fresco, mixed vegetables and wild mushrooms in a ranchera sauce. This presentation was equally as impressive as the fish dish.
Needless to say, my camera was primed for dessert. The Chocolate crocante de cajeta did not disappoint. It was attractively presented and the flavors melded favorably together. The picture captures the essence of this chocolate indulgence.
Sandra’s memoir highlights her living and teaching adventure in Bangalore, India. She is a licensed Colorado teacher who has taught K-12 students in the United States and abroad as well as college level courses. Sandra is married and has four adult sons.
The memoir was a finalist in the Travel category for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the 2013 International Book Awards, the 2013 National Indie Book Excellence Awards, 2013 USA Best Book Awards, and a Honorable Mention award in the Multicultural Non-Fiction category for the 2013 Global ebook Awards.