RESTAURANT WEEK AT ELDORADO GRILL

RESTAURANT WEEK AT ELDORADO GRILL

Last week, Oliver and I dined out for Restaurant Week here in Madison. I've been wanting to try all the restaurants in our Williamson Street neighborhood and Eldorado is just on the next block from us, so we happily settled on that. 

The food was excellent and the company even better. We found that we didn't want to go home afterward, so we set out into the night visiting a number of our favorite pubs downtown. There are big changes in store for us in 2015, so we were feeling particularly nostalgic and celebratory. I'm sure I'll be sharing the news here on my blog very soon, but we've had to keep things quiet for a while now.

appetizers

texas torpedoes

pickled jalapeño peppers stuffed with shrimp and monterey jack cheese, wrapped with smoked bacon 

and grilled to perfection, served with pico de gallo, sour cream and fresh lime

pozole soup

slow-cooked red chile pork and white hominy in a rich oregano and red chile broth, topped with radish, lettuce and lime crema

entreès

baby back ribs

Kansas City dry-rubbed, slow-smoked pork ribs, served with Kentucky-style BBQ sauce,

chipotle potato salad, green chile pinto beans, house slaw, corn cake, pickles and onions

desserts

chocolate mole milk shake

we blend our homemade chocolate mole ice cream

with milk and top it with whipped cream and a sopapilla chip

chocolate ancho pecan pie

homemade pecan pie with a double kick of ancho chiles,

served with a tequila creme anglaise and whipped cream