Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Rise and shine!  Time for 2011!
It's Monday, January 3, 2011 and I just spent my last night in New Mexico for a while.

I'm going to miss the green chile, posole, rellenos, enchiladas, bizcochitos, the Rio Grande, the luminarias, the adobe, the mesa, the Taos Ski Valley, the sunsets and the smell of burning cedar and pinon.

The best meal of the trip was at a tiny spot named Rellenos.  It's got two sister restaurants (now of the mini empire called 'Antonio's') - both within walking distance.  Rellenos only has about 3 tables, maybe 4, one server, one cook.  The food is killer.  Authentic but fresh.  The Huitlacoche enchiladas with Poblano Verde sauce were off the hook.

Spent NYE at my dear friend's place, The Love Apple Restaurant.  It's the place to be in Taos these days.  We had a huge table set in the back, a perch to view the festivities.   Most of the staff of the restaurant took time to perform at different parts of the night.  There were Scottish funeral songs, jokes, some Kung Fu, and a jaw-dropping arial dance where a limber young lass was hainging by her feet, only attached to the ceiling by some fabric.  Very cool. 

Got to catch up with some old friends, some I hadn't seen since high school - a very long time ago.  Played some cards with the good old boys.  Shared some meals with loved ones. 

Good times.

Happy New Year!!!

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