I LOVE MEXICAN FOOD. To find a great place in Toronto I admit is a bit of challenge. I’m not talking about Tex-Mex, I’m talking the Real Deal! Milagro Cantina may be tucked away on a corner of Mercer Street, but it’s time the amazing flavours of Chef Arturo Anhalt became known to Torontonians.
I had the pleasure of attending a Private Tasting the other night, hosted by a handsome and gracious Anhalt. Sumptuous Menu Selections included: Tostadita De Pulpo (crispy Tostada with Octopus Ceviche), Ensalada César (Romaines, Lime, Parmesan, Anchovy & Garlic Vinaigrette served on a Corn Tortilla), Cochinita Pibil (Pulled Pork in Achiote, Refritos, Pickled Onions on a Corn Tortilla) and Pierna De Cordero (Braised Lamb Shank in Guajillo, Beer & Mezcal, Papas). Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to try the popular Mole Poblano (Grilled Chicken, Homemade Mole, Mexican Rice), but it went over v. well with other Guests.
The 2010 Viña Clavidor Bodegas Vidal, Verdejo Viura was a beautiful pairing with the Pulled Pork!
And can I tell you how my favourite part was saved for last? The Dessert was beyond phenomenal. I’ve never been a Flan Fan, but I can tell you I am in love with their delicious, Flan De Queso Al Caramelo (Caramel Flan) and the delightful Natilla De Cajeta (Dulce De Leche Crème Brûlée). Silky-smooth and every bite sweet intensity. More, please.
I was thrilled to hear my Fave, Chilaquiles, is on the Menu. I’ll be back!
MILAGRO CANTINA – there are three locations for you to try in Toronto! Learn more about their Menu here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
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