Vacation Food: Santa Fe, NM La Casa Sena and The French Pastry Shop May 2, 2012
I had quiche lorraine to go from the French Pastry Shop in Santa Fe. The day before we had stopped by and gotten a biscochita. From the travel book that we lost among Sam's book and we didn't find until today, I learned that biscochita is Northern New Mexico cuisine--a cookie with anise. The quiche was good too.
The meal at La Casa Sena was one of the best we had on our trip. Mooma kept our kids while just Scott and I went to dinner. Scott had trout that was wrapped in banana leaves and baked in clay the above picture is after the waitress took one swing at it. It was clay the consistency of a thin bowl or plate. The other pictures are the next two steps in the process of getting it to the plate. I had salmon with a oven-roasted tomato sauce. In addition to the great food, it was an interesting atmosphere. We sat outside in a courtyard under an umbrella that was large enough for more than four tables to sit under comfortably. Ours was the only table for two. Most of the tables had four or more people.