Tacos de barbacoa de cabrito at Casa Villa, Stamford.
CASA VILLA: 182 WEST MAIN ST, STAMFORD
I’ve never been accused of being a glass-half-full kind of guy.
But, after realizing I was an hour early for the Three Kings Day event at the Yerwood Center in Stamford, I had a clear vision of this situation’s silver lining.
It was obvious what I had to do next: find me some goat.
So, after a few obligatory conversations, meeting with the organizers and checking in with a couple of community contacts, I set off down the hill for tacos.
About a month ago, a friend alerted me to the possibility of tacos de barbacoa de cabrito at Casa Villa on West Main. This is big news. We’re talking goat here, a special treat indeed.
I’d stopped by on a weekday recently, only to learn – much to my disappointment – that yes, this winter they started serving up cabrito tacos, but only on weekends. I had to fall back on the old standby, tacos al pastor, my standard Casa Villa order. I would have to wait.
Prepared in the same way as the rest of their tacos, severed with onions, cilantro and salsa verde on warm tortillas, the carbrito did not disappoint; crispy on the edges but still tender and flavorful.
My only complaint with the cabrito is that it’s not available during the rest of the week.
Hey, a guy can dream, can’t he?
P.S. I’ll be headed to DC this week for an assignment. Any suggestions other than my planned dinner at Bourbon? I may also try to hit up Dr. Granville Moore’s for a bowl of mussels and French fries…and, um, their very, very good Manhattans (with bourbon soaked cherries, and a bevy of Rye options).
BELOW: The sign that made my Sunday.