A Simple, Brilliant Snack at Mesa: Carrots
|No Mexican food here, but Taco Man nevertheless approves...|
But the best item of the night is something most folks might scoff at: roasted carrots. Heirloom carrots, to be exacto, cooked in some type of butter. Better yet, the cooks included three types of carrots: a slightly bitter yellow varietal, sweet red, and an orange one. The owner (who looked like Sawyer from Lost) told me the chef picked them from a farmer's market specifically to show eaters the glories of heirloom vegetables, and anyone who eats this dish will forsake mass-produced veggies forever for the glories of heirlooms.
Mesa, 725 Baker Street Costa Mesa, (714) 557-6700