I dream of food....
Look, I think we can all agree on one thing. I'm a freaky-deaky foodie through and through. It's so funny, just today, I was thinking - what in the world am I dedicating my life to? Is there anything really out there that my soul is latched onto and wont let go of? Of course, it all comes back to food.
I'm into the street, the rural, the ancient recipes, the grease, and the bubbling stew pots just as much as I'm into the homegrown, the fresh caught, the bio-dynamic, the organic, the heirloom, the farmers markets, the sprout fed eggs, and the herbs from the source. I love it all - but what I can say...is that the REAL GOOD SHIT makes my tummy feel better. Those first bites of street tacos are dead on delish, but the line caught tuna that just popped off the boat that morning - well, that's a horse of a different color. Street = slam down. Slow food = luxurious enjoyment.
I was at Casa de Mita and lounging around sucking down what was probably my 3rd margarita of the day (oh, morning) when the scent of fish frying up on the beach wafted up and nearly attacked me. Immediate salivation. I started snapping pix and finally the barefoot chef popped over with a plate of fish and crispy tortillas he'd just pulled out of the fryer and sweetly handed it up to my poolside perch. What a man! I took a few bites, but since I knew dinner was on the way, I handed off to my pals who work the bar and stood by for the sun to set a bit and my luxe meal to begin.
Cause, you see - at Casa de Mita, they don't play around with food. It's some pretty next level cooking going on down in that tiny kitchen. All these amazing pureed soups, delish chopped salads, the thinnest of sashimi, knobs of goat cheese, chunky salsas, fiery chile oils with fresh baked bread, whole fish that was just drug in that morning. Bottles of chilled champagne, glass after glass of vino. I mean, it's like a 3 hour gorging ordeal on a daily basis for dinner. My fave in the world.
After I sampled a few bites of the beach fish....thank god I waited...check out my main course - this slab of pepper crusted tuna. I mean - WTF? Just a sight to behold.
GOD I LOVE THAT PLACE...