Bienvendio, loyal reader. Please join Bruce and Mary as they savor fine dining at a Ristorante Italiano actually owned and operated by… an Italian! Provecho.
Â Here I am, in front of Miel Fusion, located on the corner of Calles F. Madero y Constitucion. The ristorante is open 7 days a week, from 11am to 11pm.
Â Miel Fusion, in its second season, isÂ beautifullyÂ decorated.
The bar is very comfy and intimate. BTW: Mary says excuse me, we’ve just come from the gym.Â Side-note: We do most of our eating out after lifting at the gym. We have found that our metabolism gets jacked to the point that we can eat all we want and seldom gain a pound, often losing a little.
Our food has come, here is Mary’s Pasta Norma. Topped with thinly sliced eggplant, this is a typical Sicilian dish, we are told. It is a study in blended flavors of fresh tomato and basil, and is as sumptuous as it looks. And the penne pasta is done to perfection.
And my Pasta Vodka y Salmon is delightful, the sauce is wonderfully creamy. BTW: Did I mention that Pacificos and Coronas are only 20P?
On another visit Mary has the Pasta al Pesto. Now, Mary has made pesto many times, but she bows to the kitchen gods who came up with this. It is awesome! It is so awesome, in fact, that she heads to the kitchen to ask what type of olive oil is used. She finds that they use the extra virgen Villa Capelli brand, and itÂ makes for the best pesto this side of Italy. And once again, the penne pastaÂ is perfect. FYI: The pasta dishes are offered with either penne or spaghetti pasta.
And my Rib Eye. It is done to perfection! You could cut it with a fork and the marinade adds a slight sweetness that practically turns this steak into candy. Â And who knew that cooked green apples and Portobello carpaccio (with almond slices) could be so complimentary?
Giuseppe, Willy’s dad, is the owner and a very much attention-to-detail man. He only speaks Italian and Spanish, so Mary has a chance to practice her Espanol with Giuseppe.
And here are the daily specials. You can tell we will be Friday regulars, Que Bueno!
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. As you can tell, Bruce and Mary are reveling in the discovery of hospitality delights here in Old Town, so if any of you have any favorites to share, please do so. Hasta Proxima Domingo!