Just got back from a weekend in Taos. We were visiting our friends who have called Taos their home for 35 years, so they know where to eat!
We had a really good dinner at Lambert's. The new owner's stopped by the table to say hello and welcome us, a nice touch. I had a tasty bowl of French onion soup [Madeira onion soup with a gruyere crostini ] which was deep, rich and satisfying. My only complaint was that it was in an open soup bowl [not a crock] and had just a tiny slice of bread and a tad of cheese. It was so good, but I would so have loved to have it covered in cheese.
My husband and his friend shared an order of mussels [Steamed mussels in a white wine pesto broth with grilled garlic bread] and enjoyed them. Tasty broth, they had the ones on the menu, not the specials of the night.
For main course, which were 25% off, I had a wonderful roasted duck with a slightly spicy sauce [Glazed Roasted Duck with apricot chipotle sauce, pecan wild rice and brown butter haricots verts ] which was excellent. The men had the special which was Bison Filet which they both enjoyed.
The next morning, we stopped by Michael's for a pastry and coffee. I had a pecan roll, husband had a blueberry danish. I had my roll warmed up and it was sadly dry and pretty stale. Hubby's danish was "ok".
We had dinner at Love Apple and it was quite nice. A cute little spot, simple and nicely done all around. They use all local ingredients, which is a challenge this time of year. Husband had trout that had been wrapped in a corn husk and grilled, along with nice sides.
I had a wonderful chicken pot pie served in a cast iron skillet. Nice crust, delish fillings with sunchokes, carrots, etc and a smooth tasty sauce. It was the special of the night.
I wish they had served bread, I find it odd when restaurants don't do this - they do offer corn bread but for $4.
The place is cash and checks only, so be sure you have either, no plastic.
Our last meal out was breakfast on Sunday morning. We had wanted to eat at Dragonfly Cafe, but they were not open. We went to Michael's and were pretty dissappointed. I had eggs in corn tortillas with home fries, cheese, , green chile and chopped lettuce and tomatoes. It was barely warm. Husband had carne adovado special with 2 eggs, home fries and tortillas. The carne didn't have enough red chile and his dish was barely warm too. The sopapilla was heavy and oily, not worth eating. Sorry to say, we won't be back.
Michael's Kitchen Coffee Shop & Bakery
304 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
Lambert's of Taos
309 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571
Cam Del Paseo Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571