Old Masini Adobe ~ 3 Bean Chili
This menu was a top favorite at the old adobe. We make this heart warming chili for Brunch or as dinner. The taste is so mellow and luxuriously thick, made lively with chipotle, and just a hint of chocolate. The three beans make a diverse set of textures and a visual delight. A row of condiments make the presentation sensational.
Next we prepare a large platter with a bed of super crisp iceberg lettuce cut into hunks and then topped with the wonderful “Christmas Salad”, adapted with a few tweeks, from “Freda’s Fiestas” cook book (pg 106). It is a brilliant composition with rows of sliced beets, orange soaked Jicima, sliced oranges, sliced kiwi and a topping of chopped peanuts. The dressing is an easy honey, orange, olive oil, minced shallot and s&p to taste.
Christmas Salad recipe link here.
It’s simple, the chili and the salad along with fresh steamed corn tortillas complete the main course. We often pair this with a Tequila Tasting accompanied by pipetos and coffee beans to cleanse the palette between selections. For the chili we serve Sangria made with Cappola’s Claret and Negro Modella holiday beer. The finale is a smooth creamy Flan with a hint of cinnamon and chipotle.
Flan Recipe link here
At last, when everyone is rosy and filled with satisfaction, we always pass around a basket filled with our signature “Gold Nuggets”, an almond-orange dark chocolate bark.