Miller is the consummate SW chef, with his world famous Coyote Cafe. Once a year the town and restaurant celebrate the rich, Indian art and culture of the area in a two-week festival. Coyote Cafe has offered special gourmet offerings for this event. So here collected is a sampling of that special fare.
Special it is with its emphasis on the SW Indian ingredients: corn, fruit, chiles, heat and spices, fowl and seafood. This is great, unique collection with kicked up results above in this reviewer's opinion than the celebrated Bobbly Flay.
The creativeness bursts through exemplified is such as: Mango Rice Pudding Brulee; Paillard of Fresh California Salmon with Chipotle Crema and Squash Salsa; Green Chiles Rellenos stuffed with Picadillo of BBQ Brisket;Tamales de Langost y Salmon with a Smoked Tomato and Jalapeno Sauce; Prairie Field Salad with Native Goat Cheese Fritters and Apple-Cinnamon Oil; Sopa de Pato (Roasted Duck Soup with Wild Mushrooms and Vegetables.
This is not for the normal home cook, but is well worth long effort for the discerning chef who wishes to take time to prepare this flavor rich food with its complex layering of ingredients, sauces and accompanments.
Worth obtaining and exploring if one either is or wants to venture into world of SW American cuisine at its best! Wonderful accompanying prose of history and culture with gorgeous photography.