Saturday, June 30, 2012
ChocolateBet: June 30, 2012
Chocolate of the Day:
Chicken Mole Negro Plate
Weight: N/A 1 plate
Calories: 450 calories (estimate for portion I ate)
Cost: $12.00 for 1 plate
Purchased from: Oaxacan Foods, booth at Palo Alto Farmers Market, Palo Alto, CA
Nothing says summer like a Oaxacan Foods hot lunch plate and a fresh watermelon drink, at the Palo Alto Farmers Market, and enjoying this meal at a picnic table in the yard across the street. What could be better? The yard belonged to The Chocolate Garage, which meant my Chicken Mole Negro plate with vegetables, rice, black beans and handmade corn tortillas, could be followed up with chocolate tasting at The Chocolate Garage.
Rich, savory mole sauce usually contains a mix of roasted and ground peppers and seasonings, as well as cacao/ cocoa powder. This dark, Oaxacan version of "barbeque" sauce was great with everything on the plate.
Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Backyard Barbeque and Bacon Theme Week.