Image of Mi Mero Mole courtesy Silent Partner PDX via Facebook
With a couple weekend preview events under his belt, restaurateur/blogger/ gringo Nick Zukin is ready to reveal his guisados spot Mi Mero Mole to the public. The official opening date's set for Tuesday, November 29, featuring a pared-down menu of about eight guisado varieties.
With eight varieties, the unofficial opening menu just scratches the surface of Zukin's concept, which features the authentic Mexican stews and stir-fries inside tacos, burritos, and talcoyos (bean-stuffed corn tortillas), in seemingly endless combinations. "We expect to serve around 50-100 different guisados per year," Zukin says. "The plan is to find out what people like the most and keep some things — maybe four to six — as regular items, then rotate in others. Plus we'll do some seasonal items." An early draft menu [downloadable in .pdf form here] features options like duck stewed in mole, shrimp poached in squash blossom and cream sauce, and cochinita pibil, aka pork marinated in achiote and orange juice, then smoked in banana leaves. Also on offer: fish and shrimp ceviche, tamales, and soups like posole verde. According to the Zuke, half the MMM menu is seafood, vegetarian, or vegan-friendly, and almost everything is gluten-free.
· Mi Mero Mole [Official site]
· All Previous MMM Coverage [Eater PDX]