February 2017 Features: Chayote Squash

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Poussin (February 2017)

This month, we are featuring chayote squash in all of our special dishes. Chayote originated in central Mexico and prefers warmer climates. It is known commonly as a vegetable pear or a pear squash. It has a mild flavor with a good amount of water content. It takes on the flavors with which it is cooked and is very versatile. This month, we are showing two ways of preparing it – julienned and tossed with a chile vinaigrette in the salad or sliced and fried as a side dish with the chicken entrée. Enjoy this fresh Mexican vegetable this month as we dream of warmer days. Cheers!

WINE
Emilio Moro Finca Resalso Tempranillo $10 | 33
Ribera del Duero, Spain
Tasting Notes: medium-bodied wtih aromas of blueberry, licore & black fruits. Round, expressive and very enjoyable to drink

APPETIZER
Salad $8
Spinach | spicy chayote | oranges | butternut squash | French feta | candied pepitas | olive oil-lime vinaigrette

ENTRÉE
Poussin $25
Braised chicken | Yucatec mole sauce | fried chayote | rice

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