Who remembers the mestiza? That gooey baked to order spicy chocolate cookie served with ice cream? Well, we don't have that cookie available today. Instead, Jo prepared a vanilla custard served with a butter cookie in the shape of a guitar, sprinkled with shaved chocolate and a dollop of coconut whipped cream.
Last night many guests were asking for a dessert so when I got home I shared with Jo. This morning after breakfast she began to go over ideas, made a shopping list, a house chores list for the kids and left sometime around 10 AM. By the time she came back home around 2 PM, she told me what she had made. She had saved a little bit of the custard and brought it for me to taste it. After explaining to me how she wanted me to plate it she asked me to repeat it back to her. This is what I said to her:
So, when we sell a dessert, I need to remove to film, smooth out the custard and clean the rim, them I need to put a dollop of coconut whipped cream, followed by the guitar-shaped butter cookie, and I need to finish it with shaved dark chocolate. Is that right? I asked. She replied, No. What Jo wanted me to do is the following:
I need to remove to film, smooth out the custard and clean the rim, then I need to put a dollop of coconut whipped cream, followed shaved dark chocolate and finished with the guitar-shaped butter cookie tilted against the edge of the little bowl.
Will you be joining us for a couple of small plates and dessert tonight? Sorry I still don't have cappuccino or espresso. I am still working on that but with all the team changes we've had lately my mind has been on extra focus mode. With that said. I want to thank you all for your patience and support during these changing times at Cueva Bar.
I want you all to know our new team comes in strongly committed and aligned with our values for excellence in the food we prepare for you.
After today we will be back to a regular schedule next Thursday, December 26, just in case you had planned to join us for Taco Tuesday or Wine Wednesday. Until then. May you have a nice rest of the weekend.
About the author:
I chef Oz write these blogs. I am a home cook gone pro when my wife Jo and I decided to open Cueva Bar Cafe in San Diego California. I am passionate about offering a space where people gather for a good time, and to enjoy mindfully prepared tapas, made with love and passion by our culinary team. I'm all about inclusive peace, love, mutual respect, unity, kindness, and compassion under the sun with liberty and justice for all.
Let tapas bring us together!
Cueva Bar Café is my approach to the concept of Tapas with an essence of Mexican cuisine, known for continuous reinvention and embracing evolution, where food is prepared in a cosy, relaxed and inclusive atmosphere.
Letting the inspiration flow and keeping balance in mind, I marry Mexico’s ingredients and flavours with elements from around the U.S and the world using local - organic produce and vendors as much as possible to create both delicious and healthy dishes that have little to zero impact on our environment.
Cueva Bar in San Diego California offers a tapas and small plates inspired menu with plenty of omnivores, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
Every day happy hour is from Tuesday to Saturday from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Happy hour offerings are $2 off all food on the menu and $3 off all drinks by the glass.
Late-night Spanish style happy hour on Friday and Saturday from 9pm to 11pm where we treat you to a tapa or pintxo with each drink you order.
Monthly Wine Tasting. Happens every first Saturday of every month from 3pm-4pm.