Sunday, November 21, 2021

The Conquerer


Ed and I have been swamped getting his parents settled here in Tucson - we moved them here in September from Carlsbad, New Mexico.  We've been non-stop for the last couple of months.  

Sadly, I haven't cooked for weeks - we've been doing a lot of takeout and eating at restaurants, sometimes a quick fast-food hamburger on the go while out and about for the day.

But tonight, Ed took me to Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort, a place I actually worked many moons ago.  

The patio of the restaurant has a beautiful view of Pusch Ridge, part of the Santa Catalina Mountain Range, and the weather this time of year is just perfect for dining outside.

We started with the Charred Vegetable Quesadilla with a Chiptole Crema, which was fantastic.  It actually gave me an idea to make something similar at home since back when I was cooking, I did a lot of roasted vegetables.  Those would definitely be great in a quesadilla.  

Then we had a salad - Ed had the Baby Caesar, I had the Epazote Wedge - both delish.

And for dinner, we both opted for the Grilled Prime New York Steak.  It was served with Smashed Fingerling Potatoes, Asparagus, and a Poblano Chili and Onion Goat Cheese Fondue spooned atop the steak.  Poblanos and goat cheese are two of my favorite things and on steak, something I wouldn't have thought to do, they were fan-freaking-tastic! 

It was definitely a wonderful evening and made me realize I should have Ed choose the restaurants more often.

El Conquistador came through just as I had remembered!