As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the cheap, but all are delicious to the extreme. Don't hesitate to share your own nominations in the comments. More of the dish's tasty details are after the jump.
No. 50: Enchiladas Suizas with Off-The-Menu Salsa at Veracruz Café
Switzerland. The land of sinful chocolate, top-secret bank accounts and yodeling. Most people are unaware that this land-locked European nation made a substantial contribution to Mexican cuisine when Swiss immigrants imported their native dairy cows, thus introducing new forms of cream and cheese into the country. Suiza means Swiss, and at Veracruz Café, tender marinated chicken is stuffed into dressy blue enchiladas, then covered with Huasteca red sauce, queso fundido, and cream sauce. Sumptuous, flavorful and a bit mild. Merely add a dollop or two of creamy fire in the form of Veracruz's off-the-menu salsa (a heavenly blend of chipotle, jalapeno, ground pepper, and -- yes -- mayonnaise), and you'll have a brunch as classy as the restaurant's artwork, and every bit as spicy.
Veracruz Cafe 408 N. Bishop, Suite 107 214-948-4746
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