I threw caution to the winds last night and ordered a Caesar Salad at Le Moustache a French restaurant across Avenida Reforma on Rio Sena. (So far, so good.) Sometimes I want a break from very inexpensive Mexican food which has been my custom. This is my second fancy meal since arriving eight days ago. The restaurant is housed in a beautiful two-story room, the tables are lit by candlelight, very well trained waiters provide excellent service and classic French food is on the menu. It appears Le Moustache has won medals galore. I’d had a full day on a guided tour and needed a quiet place to veg.
I was surprised to see that even in this environment the ubiquitous mobiles prevail.
I had una copa de champagne, Moet, and ordered the salad, and Sole Meuniere Almondine. Very well presented and tasty. I concluded with chocolate mousse and tea. But the best part was the pianist and violinist. The piano was located upstairs near the balcony and the violinist played in the dining room. They included Albaniz’ Tango in D, and Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain which I love. They did not overwhelm conversation or wander around looking for a tip. This extravagance set me back just under $100 but considering I had spent very little on food prior, it was money well spent. I walked home observing the Angel de La Independencia amidst the lights of the racing traffic.