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El Cardenal

Xacinta | | Jun 16, 2009 05:00 PM

We were in Mexico City for the weekend, like we say down here "de pisa y corre" but still we had a great time. Reforma was transformed, all covered with bycicles, Marcelo Ebrard´s Domingos Ciclistas. We had breakfast at El Cardenal, the one in front of Bellas Artes, inside Sheraton. We forgot and we arrive late, 9:30, it´s much better to get there earlier, we had to wait for more than 1 hr. Oh! it was so much worth it. The chocolate, so creamy, the huazontles omellete, sheep flautas, pancita, gorditas michoacanas, flor de calabaza omellete with a corn tamal covered with bean sauce, pinapple and celery fresh juice....mmm. Even the conchas, which usually are the cheapest Mexican sweet bread, so comercial and artifiacial ingredients, when i buy them at any bakery or supermarket, they used to taste terrible to me. But last Sunday i got the best concha, soft, fresh, made with real butter, i spread on it a little "nata" (El Cardenal really makes an effort to please their clients, nata is not that common)....i was in heaven. Of course we bought the chocolate to make at home, the waiter told me that the secret was that they use whole milk to make it, "leche bronca", from a ranch the restaurant has in Estado de México....The hostess told us that the secret was evaporated milk, "leche Carnation". I am going to try both....When we left they were preparing the logs to make the restaurant trade mark for lunch: pecho de ternera. After that we visited the Museo Interactivo de Economía, it was a great weekend.

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