Isla Mujeres - El Centro
There is the occasional meal where I wish I had chosen something other than grease stains to demonstrate my pleasure. For Olivia consider the grease stains to represent drops of fine virgin olive oil rather than the oozings of a cheese steak hoagie.
Wow. Not what one expects to find on a small island in Mexico - sophisticated Mediterranean cooking as good as I have tasted anywhere.
Started with Labane - a cross between yogurt and cream cheese. Convinced them to serve it with green greek olives - yielding one of my favorite flavor combinations.
Moved on to Chicken and Olives - two thigh and drumstick quarters braised in red wine, tomatoes and green olives. Seved with couscous.
For dessert, an intriguing baklava - traditional but with a flavor I didn't recognize, perhaps citrus.
One of my best meals on Isla.