With new Executive Chef Sam Fabbro now head of the kitchen at this restaurant which just celebrated it’s 2 year anniversary, I had the pleasure to revisit to taste some of chef’s new dishes.
Queso Panela & Asado a very interesting dish made with grilled panela cheese, on a bed of cactus puree with duck prosciutto.
Cachetes de Cochino with achiote salsa tender pork cheeks
Pescado a La Veracruzana – West coast Ocean Perch and my favourite dish, quite the presentation as the whole fish is served to the table, with capers & olives, grilled tomatoes, mild chili broth, cilantro pesto, and it served with green rice. I would suggest that you make an advance reservation for this fish if you are planning to order this at the same time you make your dining reservation.
Charred Corn Husk Flan with candied nuts, guajillo sugar, mezcal caramel, made for a wonderful ending to this tasting.
El Santo is located at 680 Columbia Street in downtown New Westminster.
By: Richard Wolak