I went to a talk on “quote mining” at La Pena, and got my dinner at the adjacent/next door restaurant Los Cilantros. I had a chili relleno, which was topped with a squidge of sour cream and swimming in tomato sauce along with some good black beans. Three tiny corn tortillas were wrapped and warm on the side. I like the taste of the chili relleno and all the trimmings, together and separately, and wrapped in a tortilla – every which way – but I thought the cheese inside the chili was a bit dense, and the chili itself could have been roasted longer. Overall, though, quite good.
I bought one glass of 2011 California chardonnay by Evening Land (Arroyo Grande), which looked like a pretty generous serving of 6 oz to me, and also a dulce de leche cookie, which was a super way to end the meal. I spent almost $30 including a 20% tip. The lecture was free and interesting.