As if all the political nonsense I see in the Santa Fe New Mexican wasn’t bad enough, guess what food nonsense I found in there? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Santacafe, one of the hip and pricey eateries near the Plaza, is offering the following:
Homemade Raviolis filled w/Corned Beef, Cabbage, Ricotta Cheese & Chives w/Dijon Mustard – Tarragon Crème Includes Glass of House Wine $20.
Corned beef raviolis? Are these people kidding? Who in the name of all the great Irish saints wants ricotta cheese or tarragon crème (it’s French, in case the accent grave didn’t tip you off) with their corned beef and cabbage? And even I, oenophile who drinks almost no alcohol at all other than wine that I am, know that you’re supposed to drink Guiness and not some fine, subtle Syrah with your St. Patrick’s Day dinner, for crying out loud.
Look, folks. If you don’t want to make a traditional corned beef boiled dinner, don’t make it. Make medallions of elk with pomegranate risotto or pheasant with foie gras and tarragon crème instead. Just leave the corned beef and cabbage alone, okay?