Wednesday, March 7, 2018
What's to Eat?
Yesterday I told you about the "Devour" event at the Desert Botanical Garden. Today I thought I'd show you a few of the tasty treats we tried. Above is a house made brioche stuffed with a shrimp remoulade. Delicious!
From the same booth operated by the Restaurant called Beckett's Table was this dessert. It's a flourless chocolate cake topped with a peanut butter mousse. Of all the desserts I tasted, I think this one was my favorite.
These next three tastes came from Kai Restaurant, Arizona's only Five Star restaurant. I haven't eaten there yet mostly because it is so far away from home. The restaurant is located at the Wild Horse Pass Resort which is on the very southern edge of Phoenix. Above is a cucumber and cactus caviar cocktail. Don't ask me what "cactus caviar" is, I have no idea but this was a deliciously refreshing drink.
This little taste was of some smoked trout sitting on a little pancake-like patty made of locally grown tepary beans.
We finished this tasting with a little cake made from locally grown squash. I believe it was called a tarahumara squash. Whatever it was called , these little morsels were delicious.
In addition to the the mysterious ladies I featured yesterday, there was all kinds of musical entertainment going on in the garden too. All the way from a full band in one spot to this one-man band in another spot. Check out those bells on his shoes.