Have you heard of haunting foods? And no, we’re not talking about those meals that give you heartburn. We’re talking about dishes where you take one bite, and if you wait a second, suddenly the original flavor transforms into something totally different. It’s a recipe that offers a taste that stays hidden until it explodes on the scene.
How Haunting Foods Work
Huh? How could a flavor hide inside of a dish? Well, it comes down to the elusive fats within a recipe. We’re not talking fatty foods but rather emulsifiers like gravies, cheese sauces, or salad dressings. A great example is mayo mixed with fresh spices likes saffron & turmeric. On the initial bite, your tongue is coated with the mayonnaise, but as it slowly dissipates, the taste of the bite finishes off with the spices creating a totally different flavor.
Hidden Flavors On Your Palate
Now that we’ve got your taste buds tingling… we know you want to experience this yourself when visiting Blue Angel Café. One of the shining examples of this at our neighborhood café is our chicken curry salad. The mayo gives it a creamy cool introduction but finishes off with a wallop of flavor from the spices. Other foods on our menu that provide a depth of flavor include the beef bourguignon and lamb tostadas. This depth of texture & taste can also be found in other things that don’t have fats such as wine. One of the wines that comes to mind is our J Lohr Los Osos Merlot which creates another cool effect.
There’s a reason why the residents & repeat visitors call it “Tahoe Time.” Similar to the Mediterranean, instead of rushing through your next meal, enjoy the company your with, explore the dish in front of you, and maybe get a glass of wine or frosty pint to go alongside it.
The goal is simple: Enjoy a little more of “la dolce vita” when stopping by our café.