Sabroso Restaurant and Bar in Taos, New Mexico
Taos, New Mexico – One of the great joys of the travel journalist is that you get to immerse yourself in the various, highly personal interpretations of various cuisines.
I suppose some might conclude that there are only so many ways to grill a lamb chop, and perhaps find the endless expressions pointless. However, we take issue with this position, and find the infinite varieties completely joyful.
Sabroso Restaurant and Bar, just north of Taos, New Mexico in Arroyo Seco, serves up American and Mediterranean-accented fine dining and bistro fare complemented by an award-winning wine list. They also bill themselves as the Taos area’s only wood-fired grill, and use only local hardwoods.
We were greeted at the door by Yolanda Lewis who made us comfortable in the Cordova room whose walls were lined with the vibrant paintings of the local Taos artist Tracy Turner.
In moments, our waitress Kelly Stebbins was on the scene helping us pick out a most delightful Cabernet Sauvignon from the Faust Winery in Napa Valley.
For starters, Carol ordered a Wedge Salad with gorgonzola blue cheese dressing, red onion, grape tomatoes, and frizzled prosciutto, while I experienced gastronomic utopia with a traditional French Moules Mariniére (mussels in white wine sauce). You haven’t lived until you have dipped your French bread in the broth of a good Moules Mariniére. Trust me, you haven’t!
For our main course, Carol enjoyed a wonderful wood-grilled Black Angus Filet Mignon with bordelaise sauce and wild mushrooms, while I opted for the Mixed Grill, which consisted of a small black angus filet, an incredible lamb chop with pesto, and Sabroso’s home-made lamb sausage, all on a plate of Israeli couscous.
After this marvelous meal we simply had no room for their tempting desert menu, and decided instead to enjoy cappuccino, and coffee in the Sabroso Bar.
The Sabroso Bar reminds one of a large, cozy living room with custom-designed sofas, chairs, and coffee tables. Copper pendant lights and sconces accent the bar, while a baby grand piano completes the setting. A very comfortable place!
While we sipped our piping hot coffee we enjoyed original strains from a trio of song writers (Jed Zimmerman, Max Gomez, and Mike Addington) from around the country. We greatly enjoyed the setting, the music, and found this to be the perfect setting to relax and enjoy our evening which was slowly beginning to wind down.
Our evening out at Sabroso Restaurant and Bar was very memorable. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was elegant, yet comfortable, but most of all we felt like we had added some new friends to our lives.
Thank you Sabroso for a wonderful dining experience!
If you find yourself in the Taos, New Mexico area, make certain to leave a night open for the Sabroso Restaurant and Bar!
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Right on about Sabroso Restaurant & bar. And Kelly Stebbins. Just last week we returned to Taos and she was serving at El Mez Restaurant. Whereever she works, she puts her best face forward.