With the express purpose of discussing any last-minute details for our trip to New Orleans, HM and MM hosted the group for our February dinner in San Anselmo at Taqueria Mi Pueblo on Saturday night, February 21. This was JS and JJs second consecutive trip to the neighborhood, for they had dined the previous evening at Fork just down the block. The taqueria itself is a small establishment, with a few tables set up for dine-in service in a casual, homey atmosphere. A few families and lots of small kids ran around the dining room.
HM and MM started their meal with Ceviche appetizer tostada featuring cod, avocados and corn tortillas. MM second plate was an excellent enchilada de mole, while HM sampled a single taco al pastor (pork) with JJs rice serving. LJ and DS both ordered the tamal de pollo, chile relleno, rice and refried beans combination. JSs chosen combination was the shrimp tostada and chile relleno, also with rice and beans. All the combinations were tasty and huge. JJ began with an Atkins-diet dream appetizer called chile con queso. The delicious dish was basically melted queso blanco with chorizo and diced chiles. He followed that with steak picado (onions, peppers, and a wonderful sauce), refried beans and cheese. This was a great, and inexpensive, dinner.
We ended the evening with dessert at Chez M; where HM and MM served a fruit tart from Andronicos and Dryers sugar-free ice cream. We accompanied dessert with coffee and a 2001 Bargetto (Monterey County) Gewurtstraminer.