Still absolutely and delightfully stuffed from sampling too much bread at Berkshire Mountain Bakery, I caught a quick pre-drive and cross-country flying meal at La Fogata in Pittsfield, MA. I’d heard great things about this Columbian restaurant, but was always even more rushed during previous visits to Pittsfield. Knowing my rush, the staff was delightful in serving up my food fast so I could get back on the road to drive to the Hartford airport.
I was torn between two of their special plates, taking my server’s advice in opting for the Lengua en Salsa (Beef Tongue in Homemade Sauce) over the Higado a la Criolla (Calf Liver in Homemade Sauce). I enjoyed the tender texture to the tongue, with its earthy flavor complemented by the brightness of the tomato and onion in the sauce. In the background is the guanabana en leche that I drank with my meal.
To start my meal, I sampled one of the empanadas, which are available filled with ground beef or chicken. The empanada seemed a little more “commercial” than homemade, but I savored the chance to try two dipping sauces, especially the green sauce with herbs.