Ringing in the Roaring Twenties at Monica's Mex-Tex

I don't know how she does it, but year after year Monica always welcomes us like we are best friends, and makes us feel like we are family and VIPs. New Year's Eve was no exception - Monica greeted every guest personally, and her three-course menu complete with bubbles was the best deal in town.
It was hard to choose, but I started off with the Poblano Corn Soup, and my guest tried the Spinach Salad with Root Vegetables. We both went with the vegetarian options and were thrilled with both. Perfectly seasoned, and I would be happy to dine on both of them every day.

The second course I chose the Shrimp Diablo Risotto. I've ordered this in the past, and even though I don't like seafood I LOVE this dish! Lots of heat, the shrimp were cooked perfectly, and a large enough portion that I'll be enjoying it tomorrow as well.

And did I forget the cocktails?  I have tried some of the specialty ones, but you just can't go wrong with the Margarita. Top shelf, fun garnish, and the perfect size.

The third course was, of course, my favorite, but it was really hard to choose. Since I have been working on Dulce de Leche recipes I passed on that, but the Warm Mexican Bread Pudding was something we'll be remembering this decade for. Hot, spicy, and memorable.

As always, Monica made us feel special and we can't wait to go back. Happy 2020!

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