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Sunday, November 22, 2009

El Meson

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        The best, and I mean the very best, things in life are just as this photograph illustrates:  simple, humble, and wonderful.

IMGP0253       On a recent shopping trip to Laredo with two of my dear friends, Anna and Mary Jo, I had the chance to eat lunch once again at at El Meson de San Agustin.

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        We started our meal with this amazing salsa of roasted garlic, tomatillos, onion, jalapenos, and cilantro.

        I had a wonderful chicken breast topped with tomatillo salsa and white cheese, served with creamy pasta. Mary Jo had a stuffed chicken breast covered with a chipotle cream sauce, and Anna had a lightly breaded steak dish. (My photos did not do these dishes justice.)

         Then the hard choices really began.

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  Triple Chocolate DessertIMGP0261    Pineapple Mousse Pie

IMGP0264    Peanut Cluster Candy Dessert

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Cheesecake

        Oh my. 

        This experience was so much more than delicious food.  El Meson is owned by Jesus and Maria Bernal, whose daughters all work for them.

        There is a spirit in this restaurant that is difficult to convey.  At one sitting, it only holds 37 people, and even though the patrons were sitting elbow to elbow,  I felt like I was sitting in their home.  Their lovely daughters never stopped smiling .

        It holds an air of graciousness and hospitality. IMGP0266

        El Meson De San Agustin

    908 Grant Street

        Laredo, Texas  78040

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        We also never stopped smiling.

14 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a treat. I was there years ago and it really is a fun place and the food is wonderful. Sounds like you all had a great time. Hugs, Marty

trash talk said...

I'd be smiling too with dessert choices like those! Anything with cilantro and avocado has my name on it. Is that the pepper seeds I see in the salsa. I bet that is some 5 alarm salsa!!!
Debbie

Karen said...

How yummy, Laura. So glad you took the time to photograph the experience!
Hugs,
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks and sounds so good. Sounds like you and your friends had am enjoyable time.

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

The food sounds absolutly yummy and the company even better, Maureen.....

LPC said...

Nom!

Cathy said...

Yummy!!! I love little places like this!!!

Happy Sunday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

French-Kissed said...

Hi Laura,

I am so happy you dropped by French Kissed for the Open House...I enjoyed having you and I have really enjoyed my first visit to your site. I went through several pages and it looks as if we like many of the sme things. I'll be back soon to get caught up, but just wanted to let you know how nice it is to meet you and discover your blog. ~Jermaine~

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It sounds like fun, but your camera is entirely too good! I'm drooling now.
Blessings,
Marcia

Nancy said...

Beautiful food, beautiful servers, beautiful guests. Oh, and beautiful desserts!

Debbie's Garden said...

What a surprised from the inside of a plain building! All that bright yellow and fabulous food. Its like a secret hideaway from the world.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Laura, all this looks just so delish. I love authentic Mexican. The green salsa looks like it might bite back though! Head on over to Joans and link up. I think this VCM will be tons of fun to see and to participate in! I just posted a new Bible Study post, and wow, does God have some plans for us!!!
love ya,
Debra

prashant said...

So glad you took the time to photograph the experience!


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Anonymous said...

Hi you are sooo sweet we hope to have you and your friends back to eat !!!!!
with lots of love
Sandy Bernal daughter #4
p.s. sorry i just saw your page busy jejeje

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