Some restaurants understand how to create an ambience along with the dining that provides the near-perfect dinner out.
For most of us, it begins with a pleasing, tranquil atmosphere and good company. From there, it’s all about a memorable and recommendable table experience.
Not long ago, we dined at Ajijic’s Casa Linda looking for just that sort of experience.
Casa Linda with its unique “Spanish mission” interior, delivered an evening of delights from a quiet service routine that, first off, allowed for a scintillating catch-up conversation over a bottle of fine Argentinian Merlot. Add the freshly baked muffin rolls with an herb dip, and the take-off to our mains went perfectly timed, with uncoaxed service, attentive but not interruptive.
A bruschetta in two parts, cleverly separated, started us off: a plate of stuffed mushrooms (bacon bits in a pepper sauce) and bruschetta slices with chilies and shredded cheese, to be eaten combined or separately or both. Nice touch.