Thursday, August 19, 2010

Foodie Friday - Ahi Tuna at The Patio on Guerra Street

Ahi Tuna

I barely remembered to take a quick picture of the tuna I ordered at this fabulous restaurant...
The Patio on Guerra Street
McAllen, Texas
If I had to make a request for my last dinner... this would be it.
Yes, it's very rare, but that is what allows it to melt in your mouth.
Coated with what I think are white and black mustard seeds there is a rich teriyaki sauce drizzled on top. This tuna is as they say, "To die for!"
I had creamed fresh spinach with this and a green salad with cilantro dressing.
Creme brulee was for dessert.
Yes.. it was a celebration. Our friends' were celebrating their anniversary and we
were celebrating ours.


This lovely lemon martini served chilled in a sugar rimmed glass started our evening.
Just tart enough!

The Patio on Guerra Street has recently been redone, a building which has been in the Guerra family for many, many years.


Original art done by a family member lines the rooms. Deep south Texas and Mexico are the themes of the paintings.


It was a wonderful evening!


A few pictures of the old
and respected Guerra family.


I'm linking to
Food Friday from Designs by Gollum


Be sure to make a visit
for a mouth-watering treat!


15 comments:

Julie Harward said...

It does look and sound so wonderful...and congratulations..that is awesome! :D

Haden News said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your dinner looked very special!

Lori E said...

Not for me but it does present very well. They are likely black and white sesame seeds. Mustard seeds can be very hot.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Karen...

Oooh...your tuna looks absolutely divine! It sounds like you had a very special evening indeed! What a fabulous way to celebrate your anniversary! Best wishes to you and your honey!!! And...it may be a bit early but you did mention that you're having a birthday next month in your note to me. Sending my very best wishes for a the best birthday ever!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my new teacup! I really enjoyed your note and warm birthday well wishes! Thank you, Karen!!!

Have a wonderful Friday, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh I am so envious of that gorgeous meal. And also that you remembered to take a picture -- I always forget!

Creamed spinach, too? Another fave. And Happy Anniversary! on the 27th of this month, Howard and I celebrate 32 years. Isn't it great?
Cass

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary Karen!

Love-
Your Neighbor

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh my goodness, Ahi Tuna is one of my absolute favorite things in the whole world! And you're right, it just melts in your mouth. Do you like sushi, too?

Hmmm, I never ate at that restaurant while in the Valley, it looks great.

Have a wonderful Friday!
Hugs,
Anne

Theresa said...

YUMMMMM, Karen! Looks and sounds delicious! Never had a drink like that with sugar on the rim? sounds like dessert too:) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

The Fajdich Times said...

Great celebration dinner:)

Nancy's Notes said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary dear friend! Oh my, your dinner and evening sounds absolutely scrumptious, from beginning to end!

Wishing you many, many more wonderful celebrations like this!

Love,
Nancy

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Happy Anniversary Karen and what a devine meal you shared with friends :)

Blessings!
Gail

AntiqueChase said...

Karen,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment! I'm left handed too... you know what they say about lefties!

Celestial Charms said...

Well, Happy Anniversary. What a charming restaurant to celebrate in. Love those old brick walls. I would love to visit there if I ever get to that area.
Maureen

From the Kitchen said...

What a delicious way to celebrate! Happy, happy! And, on the subject of happy, I just found that a new Jan Karon will be out in October. "In the Company of Others" is the second in the Father Tim series. I'm really happy!!

Best,
Bonnie

Andrea said...

Oh, my goodness, that looks so good! What a beautiful anniversary you had!

My aunt and uncle were missionaries to Mexico and used to live in McAllen. I visited them when I was a teenager and loved it!

Have a great weekend!

Love and Blessings,

Andrea