A definite plus for staying at the Novotel in Monterrey, Mexico is the bar food. I was there last month and ate several meals at the bar. I go back on Monday and I'm looking forward to trying more things on the menu. Pictured above is a tapas-style tidbit made of puff pastry, herbed cream cheese, smoked salmon, bacon and a cranberry-chili drizzle. The pastry was a little stale. So instead of very nice, it was just nice.