image description April 16, 2013

Empellón Cocina

New York, New York, USA
Empellón Cocina

Inspired Mexican Cuisine

WD-50 alum and former modernist pastry chef Alex Stupak serves stunning Mexican-inspired cuisine at his acclaimed restaurants in New York City. At Empellón Cocina, the upscale sibling of his Greenwich Village taqueria, Stupak turns traditional Mexican cuisine on its ear, experimenting with flavors and textures while honoring its roots. The depth and breadth of the moles and salsas combined with his anarchist palate makes for brilliant food. The plates are meant for sharing, so start with an order of pistachio-studded chunky guacamole served with crisp masa chips and the chicharrones. The roasted carrots with mole poblano is spot on, as is the squid in black mole and the beer-braised tongue tacos. Stupak’s bold flavors and relentless creativity haven’t gone unnoticed, this year he was named to Food & Wine magazine’s list of Best New Chefs.


105 1st Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10003



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