Blue Adobe Grille
Cuisine of New Mexico
144 N. Country Club
Take Red and Green Chili from New Mexico add the
influence of Southwestern Style cooking and give the overall theme of
the menu a Southwestern feel and you have our version of Cuisine of New
Mexico and this is what we serve at Blue Adobe Grille.
Blue Adobe Grille
New Mexico Cuisine
Restaurant - Scottsdale - Mesa
Familiar with New Mexican
food? (No, not Tex-Mex, not Mexican, but New Mexican – with its own blend
of spice, zing and taste.) If you haven’t tried New Mexican food, this needs to be
For libations, a good wine selection, numerous on-tap beers
(and a great selection of bottles – including all the Mexican ones) and a
huge variety of margaritas (by the glass or by the pitcher, from the house
margaritas to prickly pear and the high-end gold tequilas).
While you’re perusing the menu, order the homemade chipotle salsa. It has
good texture and a wonderful smokiness from the chipotles. It is
addictive. Other great starters include: the Adobe salad (fresh greens,
goat cheese, roasted red pepper in an orange chipotle vinaigrette) – sweet
and spicy at the same time; and the green chile lobster dip (think queso
with good chunks of green chiles, spinach and sweet lobster claw meat).
As for main courses, there is something for everyone. There are combo
platters with familiar items such as enchiladas, chimichangas and tamales.
More unique items include beef tenderloin chile renellos (the panko bread
crumbs make it extra crunchy); carne adovada (tender pork simmered in red
chiles); and Southwest-inspired pizzas and pastas. Blue Plate Specials are
far from ordinary – ancho-rubbed salmon, a beef tenderloin with a jalapeno
béarnaise sauce (yum!), and an amazing chorizo-stuffed chicken breast with
fontina cheese and an amaretto mushroom sauce. Each are served with green
chile potatoes (twice-baked in a chile) and fresh sautéed vegetables.
Need a sweet to end the meal? Great choices abound. The manzana (apple)
sopapillas with pecans and vanilla bean gelato is top-notch. The menu
lists the crème brulee is listed as one of the best around, and since I’ve
done a world-wide search for the best, I have to admit, it is awfully
good. The chocolate chip pie with a jalapeno raspberry sauce will satisfy
Quality – fresh, local veggies; great cuts of
meat; vanilla bean gelato and not just vanilla ice cream. These extra
touches make the great creative dishes shine.