Monday, August 17, 2009
This weekend I was sitting at the bar in Manzanilla Restaurant talking to a nice young couple from California about the great restaurants in Ensenada. The young couple was on their honeymoon and had heard about Manzanilla through a travel guide. They were really enjoying their meal and I suggested they also check out Grupo Manzanillas seasonal restaurant Silvestre located in Ensenadas wine country.
Silvestre makes the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, a rustic outdoor setting overlooking sprawling vineyards. Silvestre offers a Prix Fixe 6 course menu centered around local organic vegetables, fresh seafood, and mesquite grilled meats.
Some of the highlights of a recent visit included.....
Tomato and basil with cheese and olive oil
The tomatoes and basil tasted just-picked fresh and it’s no wonder the cheese and olive oil of Baja are gaining recognition outside the region.
I have written about the mouth-watering oysters at Muelle Tres and Manzanilla before so I will just leave you with a photo.
Swordfish with Couscous
Fresh, light and packed of flavor the couscous was incredibly delightful and the perfect accompaniment to the moist grilled swordfish.
Mesquite Grilled Sonoran Rib Eye With Grilled Vegetables
A meal in itself this was my personal favorite. I took some of the juicy aged sonoran steak with cebollitas and placed them inside a warm tortilla, fantastic !
Silvestre is opened on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm from June to October. Located on Carretera Ensenada-Tecate HWY 3 at KM 83. If your travelling from the coast its about a 20-30 min drive and is located right before the Domeq winery (number 2 on the map, you can click on the map and enlarge it in Flickr.). The summer is a perfect time to visit Ensenada especially with great seasonal choices like Silvestre.
Labels: Ensenada Restaurants