Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
After hanging around in Patzcuaro for a few days, we got to know where some
of the international restaurants were located.
We were hankerin' for
some Italian food, so off to Bigoli Restaurant we went!
The outside of Bigoli
Checkered tablecloths, blackboard menus
of the current specials and an open door to a subtly lit restaurant inside
At the top of the blackboard on the right
is Sopa Tarasca, which is like Sopa de Tortilla, except with a darker,
richer broth. Invented in the 1960s by Don Rafa, a local chef employed by
the Gran Hotel, it was an instant hit. Now it is served all over Patzcuaro.
Another temptation is the Salmon with
Mango Sauce or Carpaccio of Salmon.
Even though there was outside seating, we
chose to eat our meal indoors.
Soft lighting and red checkered
tablecloths greeted us as we made our way to a table in the corner.
Bread and wine
Soon a basket of warm bread with butter
and a dipping sauce arrived at our table.
We ordered a red wine
to go with our meal.
Penne a la Arrabiatta
Billy ordered an Arrabiatta dish (less
than $4.50US) known for its spicy red sauce.
I have spoiled Billy with my own
rendition of this course, and honestly, nothing can compare with it.
I add sausage, crisp
bacon, fresh tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and fresh red bells to mine. This
is all tossed together with red chili (freshly ground) and cold pressed
olive oil, topped with thick grated Parmesan cheese.
It might not be the
"traditional" recipe, but it's a winner.
classic Arrabiatta seemed a bit anemic in comparison.
But, nonetheless, Billy
enjoyed his meal.
Ensalada de Bigoli
The salad of the house is a pear, walnut,
dried cranberry, goat cheese salad which I couldn't resist. It was served
with their tasty house dressing.
I had a similar salad
Campanario rooftop restaurant that was hard to beat. But still, this
salad was around $4.75USD, so one can't really complain.
Our wine was a little over $15 for the
bottle which is very affordable as a restaurant purchase. The total before
tip was just over $24USD.
I would try this restaurant again, maybe
ordering one of there pizzas or perhaps the Salmon Carpaccio.
When in Patzcuaro, try:
Portal de Hidalgo 73, Centro, 61600
Open daily, breakfast, lunch and dinner
Tele: 01 434 342 6587
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