Cafe Society

Reader: Sour cream turns tasty enchiladas into cream poo

Every day, Lori Midson serves up another entry in her Guess Where I'm Eating series, asking readers to identify the restaurant serving a particular dish -- in yesterday's case, enchiladas.

But one reader declined to play along, citing a major problem with that dish. See also: - Guess where I'm eating enchiladas

Says DanWinter:

That drizzle of sour cream or crème fraîche or whatever it is is a pet peeve of mine (they do the same thing at Diablo, Mezcal and several other trendy joints. They are trying to say 'look how fancy our dishes are', but what they are really saying is 'look how I can take tasty enchiladas and make them taste like a nasty glob of cream poo'. Funny thing is, I really like the taste of sour cream....but not when it's smothered with additional grease and cheese. But in this case some pickled red onions, radishes or a handful of pimentos padron would actually add to the dish.

So to answer your question, I'm gonna go with "some place I'm unlikely to ever try."

Is fancy Mexican food in this city ruined by sour cream? What's your culinary pet peeve?

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