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Renown Mexican chef Enrique Olvera is inching closer to opening his first restaurant in New York City. Called Cosme, the restaurant will open this summer in Manhattan's Flatiron District and will serve Mexican food with a twist.
Olvera told Food Republic that Cosme will not be like his Mexico City restaurant Pujols, which serves Mexican haute cuisine and ranks 17th on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
In order to service the new restaurant with the freshest tortillas possible the chef also indicated he will open a tortilla shop in Brooklyn. "We have a little space and are going to make tortillas and ship it to the restaurant. This guy from Blue Hill at Stone Barns is doing fair trade corn in Mexico. As in, he’s planting corn in Mexico and sending it back to America," the chef revealed.
Olvera also indicated seasonal and local ingredients will dictate the cuisine at Cosme. He and his team are already experimenting with a series of dishes included a guacamole-like dish made of charred eggplant, chiliquilla with burata and barbacoa rutabaga. Staples like tortilla soup won't be on the menu but diners can expect killer guacamole.
We'll keep you posted as more details become available. In the meantime, you can feast your eyes on Olvera's 300-day old mole sauce.