Gabriel San Roman
Panxa Cocina’s Special September Menu Celebrates Hatch Chile
Updated: Aug 14, 2020
Nothing presages the turning of the seasons for New Mexicans quite like the smoky aroma of Hatch chiles roasting in a spinning barrel–tickling nostrils into a sneeze with its unleashed heat when prepared. The long, green chile is the Southwest’s gift to the world during its harvest season with local grocery stores stocking up during August and September. At Panxa Cocina in Long Beach, Hatch finds a home year-round in its New Mexico favorites like stacked enchiladas. But Chef Art Gonzalez prepared a special tasting menu for patrons in honor of the chile all-month long.
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