Monday, October 11, 2010
A bit of Argentina in the U.S.A
Can you imagine Tyson's surprise as he spotted an Argentinian Restaurant and Market in Laguna Hills, CA...about 3 minutes from where my parents live!?!?!
Tyson was all smiles as he walked over to the restaurant to check it out. He picked up a menu and found all of his favorite foods! Then he went through the Market and Deli right next door. Heaven! Pure Heaven! Tyson had found it! The connection to his love of Argentina! (where he served for 2 years as a Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
A store that sold the famous Alfahores (layered cookies with delicious fillings) and Dulce de Leche! Now you may say, "But can't you get Dulce de Leche in the U.S.?" - The answer is no. None can come close to the sweet joy of this rare Argentinian Dulce de Leche.
And let's not forget about Chorizo- not like our U.S. version. And the Milanasa...and the empanadas!!!! I loved browsing through the store with him as he pointed out his favorites and told the stories behind them. I loved seeing him so completely happy!
Of course we vowed to go back there EVERY time we visit my parents in California! What a great find!