Why do people choose this condiment is beyond me. There is no flavor. The only ¨flavor¨ is HOT!
And to me it insults my restaurant. I make my food to be of a certain taste that when people eat jalapenos with it they cannot taste what was originally created. It destroys the taste. Save the hot stuff for the bland taco places. I mean geez there is one on almost every corner in Mexico if one HAS to set their mouth on fire. But it is served in EVERY restaurant in Mexico. Even McDonalds! I am surprised there wasn´t a motion passed to make it a law it be put into the drinking water the people love it so much down here!
Can you imagine going on Chef Ramsey´s show and saying....¨Oh, I need jalapenos to properly enjoy this fine cuisine you have prepared.¨ He would call you a "#%#"$&#$%! and remove you from the show!!!
Some ignorant woman even ordered my splendid Chicken Focaccia sandwich with Authentic Swiss cheese (something HARD to find in Mexico) and carmalized onions and insisted on putting KETCHUP on it!!!!! Ketchup! I wanted to slap her for that. Ruining my fine food with that crap.
Reminds me of the time I was working at the Ritz Carlton one of the 5 diamond award winners in the food service industry and we had a banquet going on. Truly spectacular event! A fine Balsamic Vinaigrette had been chosen as the dressing for the Endive salad and this IGNORANT woman requested Thousand Island dressing!!! Would you ask Toscanini to lead a harmonica band? Requesting Thousand Island at one of the finest hotels in the world has got to be one of the most ignorant misuses of food I have ever seen. Not only that but the woman didn´t know it is NOT A LA CARTE at Banquets! The menu is chosen by the one paying the bill and there is to be no deviation from it. She probably cost them an extra $5 for doing that. Now I am NO Ritz Carlton but I have the same pride in our food and damn it if I am not going to try to be the best that Saltillo has to offer that is for SURE!