Almara Restaurant in Mexico City
We dined as a guest of the venue
When first arriving in Mexico City, I checked into my beautiful room at the Galeria Plaza Reforma hotel, and couldn’t wait to sink my taste buds into some delicious food. Since I was tired from my travels, I didn’t want to explore the city on my first night, and had a relaxing dinner at the restaurant next door to the hotel, Almara Restaurant.
The moment that I walked into the restaurant, the staff made me feel at home. They found me a table right by the window where I could see people walking along the cobblestone streets and a beautiful iron sculpture.
Since I was visiting the city during the month of the countries biggest celebration, Mexico’s Independence Day, there are select cultural food offerings available at restaurants during the month of September. The minute that I saw Chiles en Nogada on the menu that is only available in September, I knew that I had to try it. When the chef heard my excitement over trying the cultural dish, he recommended making a plate with a sampling of all their different chiles available at Almara Restaurant.
The meal began with a tamarind margarita paired with an amouse bouche selected for us by the chef de cuisine, Luis Rodriguez. Together with my friends, we toasted our glasses in celebration of an adventurous trip ahead of us in Mexico City.
For the second course, the chef prepared an incredibly delicious soup. It was a creama de elote con pan de maiz, huitlacoche, granos de elote y aceite de chile poblano. The soup was rich, creamy, and tantalized my taste buds. I highly recommend asking for this when dining at Almara.
Then we were in for such a treat as the chef brought out a plate featuring traditional chiles rellenos. We sampled Chile Ancho Relleno de Jaiba, Chile en Nogada, Chiles Guero de Migas de Pan y Chorizo, Chile Cuaresmeno de Queso Asadero, Chile Poblano Relleno de Frijol y Chile de Relleno con Camaron y Tocino. All of the different dishes had distintive flavors that left me craving more.
We ended our dinner with a clasica crepa de cajeta and coffee. It was the perfect ending to our first in Mexico City.
When staying at the Galeria Plaza Reforma in Mexico City, make plans to have an unforgettable dinner at Almara Restaurant. Almara Restaurant is located at: Varsovia esq. Hamburgo, Cuauhtémoc, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico.
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