When Mexican chef Enrique Olvera opened his restaurant Cosme in Manhattan last summer his mission was to give New Yorkers a different taste of Mexico. To achieve this, the chef went as far as opening a tortilla shop in Brooklyn to ensure his new restaurant had the freshest tortillas possible.
Fast forward almost a year and Cosme is being lauded for it's wonderful food. In a recent Q&A with Spanish newspaper El País, the chef shared his thoughts on why he thinks the restaurant has been successful so far:
"I think everyone has re-evaluated the tortilla. I think they had a much simpler notion of Mexican cuisine. The fact that we are working with different products and unconventional ideas, I think that's the reason behind the success of Cosme."
S.Pellegrino and Food for Soul, the non-profit organisation founded by Lara Gilmore and chef Massimo Bottura, form a new global partnership to drive social and environmental change and promote a sustainable food culture.