Monday, August 17, 2009

Silvestre – Ensenadas Valle De Guadalupe Seasonal Restaurants Part 2

Silvestre Ensenada

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.

Silvestre Ensenada View

Chefs Grilling - Silvestre Ensenada

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.

Tomato Basil Cheese - Silvestre Ensenada

I have written about the mouth-watering oysters at Muelle Tres and Manzanilla before so I will just leave you with a photo.

Oysters - Silvestre Ensenada

Swordfish with Couscous
Fresh, light and packed of flavor the couscous was incredibly delightful and the perfect accompaniment to the moist grilled swordfish.

Pescado - Silvestre Ensenada

Couscous - Silvestre Ensenada

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 !

Rib Eye - Silvestre Ensenada

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.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The rib eye was good but the oysters were a bit warm...all in all it was a great dining experience : )