Friday, 6 March 2009

Dallas trek 2009

March 3rd : when planning an innovation trek, Dallas does not spring to mind as the first choice foodie destination, but when the RCA [ research chefs association ] of America plan to hold their annual conference here in the city there must be more to this metropolis in the biggest state in the US than JR, stetsons and oil. After arriving late afternoon and having located the courier agent i decided to visit Cuba libre, a "pan Latin" restaurant in the Henderson district. Arriving around 8pm the place seems a popular choice for the locals, after only waiting for a few moments i am greeted and shown to my booth and promptly served with a chunky roasted tomato salsa and fresh nacho chips which in true American style was a meal in itself, to follow i decided to take the waitresses recommendation of the 10 oz chunk of overnight cooked pork on boracho black beans and mango BBQ sauce served with fresh flour tortillas. The dish did not disappoint, the pork was succulent perfectly cooked and pulled apart with very little effort, the beans were there to give bite and texture as well as delivering a really nutty flavour, all this was complimented with the fruity BBQ sauce, needless to say i did not finish the course.

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