A Modern Approach to Mexican Tradition
There’s no doubt that Pujol, Enrique Olvera’s flagship restaurant in Mexico City, is one of the most important eateries in the Americas. Open since 2000 and currently ranked among the world’s best restaurants, Pujol showcases Mexico’s pre-colonial and indigenous foods shot through a fine dining prism. Last year, the world-renowned chef opened Cosme in New York City’s Flatiron District, focusing again on contemporary cuisine anchored in Mexican culinary traditions. In a gorgeous, minimalist space with tall ceilings and museum-esque lighting on the tables, Olvera serves dishes like duck carnitas with tomatillo, chile de arbol and irresistible tortillas made in house with heritage corn varieties from Mexico; cobia al pastor with pineapple and cilantro; and uni and bone marrow tostadas. For dessert, try the husk meringue with corn mousse—another brilliant and surprising use of corn on the menu. Unlike Pujol and most fine dining restaurants in the city, there is no tasting menu and most items are meant to be shared. Like Pujol, Cosme is a breathtaking experience. Olvera is a master in full command and in the prime of his creative life. Is this New York City’s best new restaurant to open in recent memory…? It will definitely be on everyones ‘Best Of’ list soon.
35 East 21st Street
New York, NY 10010