Saturday, June 14, 2008

mole experience

Tonight I had the most amazing mole poblano sauce I have ever had in my entire life at a Tucson institution, Cafe Poca Cosa.

Rich, nutty, chocolate-y. It was akin to eating a chocolate bar, only savory instead of sweet, with so many layers of complex flavor. And that was just one of three amazing items on the "chef's choice" plate this evening.

I realized as I relished the bold, brazen flavors: "This is what every restaurant espousing big, bold, Latin-inspired dishes is trying to be." It was a southwestern food epiphany; somewhat transcendent.

May you be so lucky as to always have one of these when you travel.

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