Salads are an art form. ~ Marcus Samuelsson
Closed for Business, Effective November 15, 2016
You’ve heard it said: Good things come in small packages. As cities go, Silver City in Southwest New Mexico counts as a small package.
This city with a population of only 10,000 is home to several restaurants that have caught and kept the attention of people who like to eat. Tre Rosat Café is one of these.
In Silver City with my hubby, L., on a Monday when many restaurants are closed, was too pleased to find Tre Rosat Café open. How cool, I thought, that the owners were looking out for us and other visitors who might otherwise wander the streets of Silver City hungry, in search of a good meal.
Tre Rosat Café serves New American cuisine.
What you’d call “imaginative and fresh.” These two words characterized the tone of our experience there from beginning to end.
The greeter smiled and took us to our table, gave us menus. Half a minute in, I knew I had a problem.
A good problem. You know the one . . . where you haven’t even ordered yet and already you’re planning what you’re gonna have the NEXT time.
The appetizers sounded so . . . appetizing.
I considered having a few of them as my meal instead of an entrée but . . . where to begin? There were so many mouthwatering combos from which to choose:
Would it be the Southwest Egg Rolls stuffed with green chile, corn, and black beans? The Pork Belly Tacos made with corn tortillas and tequila-pickled jicama? Or the “bacon wrapped dates stuffed with almonds, fried and drizzled with a béchamel.”
Or all three?
(Green chile with corn ~ what’s not to love? The bacon-wrapped dates had me with “fried and drizzled.” And I’d never had “tequila-pickled anything” before . . . have you?)
At last, I decided on a cup of the White Chicken Chili, to be followed by the Kale, Spinach, & Blueberry Salad. Of the optional salad toppings available, I chose the shrimp.
Tre Rosat serves up pizza as well.
My husband, L., true to form, placed his order angst-free.
After scanning the pizza choices for something with sausage and not finding it, he finally chose a Margherita with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. Then, asked if they could add sausage, the same way he orders his favorite pizza in Las Cruces.
The answer came when the server returned with a pizza pie covered with chunks of sausage. That’s how L. got to enjoy his pizza just the way he likes it.
And I got a fresh reminder of the truth in the axiom: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
My White Chicken Chili, now one of my all time favorite chilis, arrived. So creamy, with just the right amount of kick.
And what about that salad with gimongous shrimp on top?
The salad was a beautiful blend of greens and navy blue from the plump blueberries. This was the end of summer and all the ingredients, locally-sourced, were super fresh as they could be only at that time of year.
Gourmet salad choices change with the seasons at Tre Rosat Café. On the menu now, as I’m writing this, is a “Shaved Brussel Sprout, Cabbage, & Cranberry Salad.” With toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, and with cranberry vinaigrette in lieu of the pine nuts, blueberries, and blueberry vinaigrette that worked so well with my salad.
Imaginative, fresh, and satisfying. That’s a dining experience at Tre Rosat Café.
Will we be back?
Seems I can’t get the words “fried and drizzled” out of my head.
Besides, there is so much on the menu a gluten and wheat-free eater, like yours truly, can indulge to her heart’s desire.
Going back soon to order some awesome appetizers and I am SO STOKED . . . . !
In the meantime . . .
. . . if you’re a fan of Tre Rosat Café or have ever had anything pickled with tequila and recommend it highly, by all means, share what you know with a comment below.