The sausage was amazing. The chef used neck meat from local Sonoma pigs, which he says tend to have sweeter meat than other pigs. The sausage had a delicate texture that went really well with the lentils.
As for the tamale, it was excellent, as well. But the mole really stole the show. It had no less than 20 ingredients, and the only ones I could confidently identify were chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, and some chiles of some kind.
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