Monday, April 13, 2009

Rosa Mexicano

My son introduced me to Rosa Mexicano a couple of years ago, before he decamped for San Francisco and fame and fortune with Twitter. I'm pleased to say that the food and service remain very good.

Rod and I enjoyed a nice Easter brunch at Rosa Mexicano before going to a matinee of Ion at The Shakespeare Theatre Company (see subsequent posting for review). Although I don't normally associate Passover fare with Mexican restaurants, Rosa Mexicano featured several specials that qualified dietarily. Rod ordered one of these dishes, a whole roasted bass, and not for religious reasons--it just looked good! The bass was perfectly prepared, moist and juicy, with just enough seasoning to enhance but not overpower the flavor of the fish. I opted for Mexican-style scrambled eggs over ham, which was nice but certainly not as good as Rod's bass. We each had a glass of wine, a respectable Sauvignon for me and an Argentinean rose for Rod. A delicious coconut flan topped off the meal.

Our server was excellent, polite, cheery, and attentive without being officious. I would certainly return, and the convenient location--within a block of The Shakespeare Theatre Company--makes Rosa Mexicano an inviting locale for a pre-theatre meal.

Obama Bo

Okay, it's official: the Obamas have a new pup, and he's a Portuguese water dog. We had a taste of our future yesterday when walking Chloe and Jack. A car slowed, head leaned out, and the driver exclaimed, "Oh, you have Obama dogs!"

So we're now the proud owners of two "Obama dogs." Never mind that our dogs preceded Bo; they will be forever known (at least for the next 4-8 years) as "Obama dogs."

Chloe actually comes by the moniker honestly. We got her from the same breeder, Martha Stern, who bred Bo, and they share bloodlines through their sire, making them distant cousins. Certainly, Bo looks eerily like Chloe, sharing the same cute baby face and white markings (Jack, by contrast, has a far more poodle-like face, with a longer nose and deeper-set eyes). If Bo also shares Chloe's sweet disposition, the Obama girls will be in for a treat.