I saw a hummingbird on our room balcony this morning. My cough is better, but now James has it.
We walked over to Colonia Roma today, the area where most galleries are located. The only thing of note we saw was a show of wooden sculptures and "paintings" by a German artist named Stephan Balkenhol at Galería OMR (the web page is iffy on some browsers). The gallery is in a big rambling house on the Plaza de Río de Janeiro. Some of the floors are pretty slanted, so I'm starting to associated seeing contemporary art with fun houses. Perhaps that's appropriate.
Relieve (mujer), 2004
Painted wood, 140 x 100 x 4.5 cm.
We then had a great nouvelle Mexican lunch at Tecla (Durango 186-A Col. Roma, Tel. 55-25-4920). For the foodies in the room, I took notes on our meal:
Jaibas rellenos sobre pimientos salteados con jengibre y jalapeño
(stuffed crabs on a pepper sauce with ginger and jalapeño)
Tlacoyo con puntas de cecina y nopal
(white tortilla with bits of cured meat and cactus)
Filete de pescado rellono de flor de calabaza en salsa de cuitlacoche
(Sea bass stuffed with squash blossoms and a cuitlacoche (corn fungus) sauce
Rollo de camaron relleno de queso crema y nuez sobre salse de chile morita
(Shrimp roll - made of grilled shrimp and nothing else! - filled with cream cheese/nuts sauce on a chile morita sauce)
The sea bass also came with fried parsley and fried bits of beets. The shrimp roll came with rice and the beets. They looked like little red sparkly things, similar to the beetles used to dye traditional rugs here.
Mousse de guanabana con salse de mango
(Prickly pear mousse with mango sauce)
Crepas con cajeta y nuez
(corn crepes with dulce de leche - a caramel-like sauce) and nuts
We had a bottle of Diamante Rioja with the meal. It was a semi-dulce (semi-sweet) wine. I didn't know there were such Rioja wines.