The celebrated Mexican chef Roberto Santibañez, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, ran restaurants in his hometown of Mexico City, and landed in New York as the culinary director of Rosa Mexicana, opened Fonda in 2009. It quickly became a Park Slope favorite, for its sophisticated take on Mexican cuisine (such as “Jalisco style slow braised lamb shoulder in guajillo and avocado leaves,” enchiladas “filled with braised chicken topped with a stone ground Oaxacan black mole,” and “Yucatan style pan seared jumbo shrimp, served over spicy creamy green rice and black bean velvet sauce”), though the margaritas at the generous happy hour didn’t hurt its reputation, either. (434 7th Ave., between 14th and 15th Sts, Brooklyn. 718-369-3144.)
Signed fine art Giclee prints on museum-quality, one-quarter-cotton 280 gsm paper with archival inks are available in two sizes:
5 x 7 for $55 (email me about this size)
9 x 12 for $95
Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.