Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas in New Mexico

When you are at a restaurant in New Mexico they might as you if you want 'red, green, or Christmas'. This refers to the chili sauce that they slather gorgeously on top of enchiladas, burritos, or whatever fantastic Mexican dish you order. The sauce can be made with red or green chilies, and Christmas of course refers to having it both ways - red plus green sauce.

This plate of chile rellenos from High Country Restaurant in Chama, NM, has only red sauce on it, but it was fantastically delicious anyway. If you are ever in Chama, avoid Foster's Bar and Restaurant (=worst huevos rancheros I have ever had) and go to High Country instead. Foster's is the only place where I have ever seen a sign like this... and it is not that hard to refuse service when you barely have any to begin with. Foster's have great history, but it seems like it has been sliding downhill recently.


EH said...

looks so good, was it?

LS said...

It was great! Very New Mexican and very good.