Tuesday, September 21, 2010

9/10/10-Besito, West Hartford, CT

Although it was not my first visit to Besito, it was Tom's. We decided to come here for our anniversary dinner since we were married in Mexico and we wanted that cool, classy Mexican feel for our celebration. I placed a reservation earlier in the week to ensure that we could get a booth for dinner and when we arrived promptly on time, we were seated quickly. Our waiter came over and enticed us into their signature Patron margarita, which was quite delicious. A bowl of house made salsa and chips were also brought over and we were all too happy to devour them. The salsa had a sweet and smoky flavor with a nice thin consistency and the chips weren't oversalted like they are at other places.

We decided on our appetizer--I ordered the sopa de tortilla and Tom had the Tamale de Elote. The soup was very very similar to what they called Azteca soup while we were in Mexico, so it was nice to relive that experience. Tom's appetizer was described as "ok", only because he expected it to have a spicy, smoky flavor because of the chipotle but that didn't come across as described.

Onto our entrees! I had such an excellent experience with the enchiladas de mole poblano that I ordered it again and once again, I very much enjoyed it. Tom had the Filete de Res al chipotle, which was perfectly cooked, perfectly sauced and had amazing flavor. Small bowls of refried beans and white rice were also placed on our table to share.

We were both pleasantly full by the end of our dinner....but that wasn't the end! The staff had heard that it was our anniversary and surprised us with a citrus tres leche cake to share--it was unbelieveably moist and sweet with a hint of citrus, nothing overpowering. To top it all off, we were given warm churros and our worry dolls. A wonderful evening to celebrate a one-year old anniversary!


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