Tortilla Flats celebrates the legendary Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo with a special menu derived from her recipes.
Frida’s role as wife to the great muralist Diego Rivera included that of hostess to their many friends and admirers. She loved to prepare meals, and both presentation and taste were important to her. In accordance with her and Diego’s Marxist beliefs, their meals relied on traditional recipes. Much of her knowledge came from her favorite cookbook Nuevo Cocinero Mejicano, the equivalent of this country’s Fanny Farmer or Good Housekeeping.
We have chosen September to celebrate Frida’s cuisine because it is the month of Mexican Independence. September 16th, the day of celebration of Mexico’s independence from Spain was important to Frida and Diego because it represents the overthrow of four centuries of Spanish domination of Mexico.
Mexican style meatballs in a spicy chipotle sauce served with fried plantain and beans.
The rarely experienced delicate taste of fresh squash blossoms mixed with fresh Mexican cheese and onions in a quesadilla.
Beautiful presentation of baked seafood in Scallop shells. Served on bed of rice with beans.
Tender Pork, seasoned with aciote and steamed in banana leaves. Served with rice and beans.
The purists tamale. Fresh corn in a green husk. Served with tomatillo sauce.
Fresh local red snapper pan fried and covered with a classic Vera Cruz sauce. Served with chile verde potatoes and beans.
Mole Manchemantales Literally “table cloth stainer”. Rum, raisins and plantains made this one of Frida’s favorites.
Rosarito Rock shrimp patties. with tequilla lime sauce
Nopales paddles in fluffy egg batter, panfried and covered with Oaxaca cheese and poblano sauce
Prickly Pear Prawns
Grilled jumbo Prawns with prickley pear lime sauce
Carnitas in rich tomatillo sauce with cactus strips