Last September I reported on Mateo Granados' stunningly delicious Yucatan tamales. (report and photo - http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/... ) Now nearly a year later, the ex-Dry Creek Kitchen executive chef and former Masa's sous chef seems to be more secure businesswise and in his cooking range. Granados' catering business is well-established, the farmers market food stands are gaining acclaim, and his special dinner programs showcasing his personal style of cuisine are underway.
At Sunday's market in Sebastopol, I stopped by the booth to order up Huevos Rancheros in the Yucatan style ($7) for breakfast.
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The Huevos Rancheros starts off with a stone-ground corn tostada, broken into manageable pieces, as the bottom layer. This is topped with "strained" black beans, roasted tomato and habanero salsa, two farm eggs fried to order, and then some fresh market greens. Another layer of crispy tostada chips tops that along with more salsa, greens again, and a sprinkling of fresh Bodega goat cheese. The whole combination dazzles with fresh, generous, and satisfying flavors and textures, and I can't say enough about the dewy fresh cheese. Who would have thought I'd learn to crave wild arugula on my huevos?!?
Asking the chef's assistant is the homeemade chorizo was ever available for breakfast, I got a shrug back. But he did offer up that the beef hash was very good . . . for next time.
I picked a flyer for an upcoming dinner that says -
"You Are Invited to 'The Missing Link Kitchen' #2
Three Courses of Yucatan Inspired Cuisine Paired with Wine
by Chef Mateo Granados
with Special Musical Guests
Wednesday, August 30th
Cocktail Bar Opens: 5:00pm
Dinner Seating from
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tayman Park Golf Course
927 South Fitch Mountain Rd., Healdburg
Mateo Granados Catering
Art Culinaire article about Granados -