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Pujol – Mexico City, Mexico

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PUJOL

(52) 5 545 3507
Francisco Petrarca 254 Polanco
México, D.F. 11570

www.pujol.com.mx

OPEN HOURS:
2:00 pm – 3:30pm  Monday – Saturday
8:00 pm – 10:30pm  Monday – Saturday

The above photo illustrates the combination of traditional and modern culinary thought  by celebrated chef Enrique Olvera.  Graduating from the Culinary Institute of America Snr. Olvera set himself back in the culinary mecca of DF.   Rather then imitating the New York food scene, Enrique opened Pujol with a daring approach – combing modern culinary techniques with the traditional ancient jewels of Mexican cuisine.

You can taste his success, but if you are looking for rankings, in 2012 Pujol ranked number 36th best restaurant in the world.  In 2014 we see a big jump up to number 20.  Kudos to well deserved accolades.

Pujol offers two tasting menus: ocean and earth.  We ordered both, only adjusting Earth to be vegetarian.  Thankfully – and contrary to many cities – this request was not an issue; quite contrary, the chef was pleased to adapt and create special courses for us.

As an overture to our evening we were presented with perfectly round pumpkin emitting a aromatic smoke.  Inside, to our delight, were smoked elotes skewers (baby corns) with a dipping coffee mayonnaise and ant dust.

An then the parade of mezcals and memorable delights began, starting with an extensive list of mezcals and the best sangritas we had in all of Mexico!

Service was to the top, no pretension and just lovely service. Again, like  Biko and Dulce Patria, the sommeliers and waiters, were educated patient and knowledgeable; giving detailed descriptions and answers to our endless list of questions.

 

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From left to right:
Salsa Roja: roasted garlic, onion, manzano and habanero chiles
Salsa Yucateca: pumpkin seeds, chamomile, lime and cilantro
Salsa Verde: habanero chiles, cilantro with its roots y and tomatillo

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Chicharron de Queso is a cheese tuile topped with three different avocado puree; one with chapulines (grasshoppers); the second one with pico de gallo (fresh chopped red onion, tomato, chile and lime) and the third avocado pure topped with tomatillo, cilntro and a bit of green chile.

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Thin avocado slices replacing a traditional deep fried flauta tortilla, filled with shrimp and octopus and a crunchy surprise, along with a chipotle mayonnaise on cilantro emulsion

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Inflaita de huevo is an inflated fried tortilla filled with potato mousse, a little bit of black bean puree, red chile sauce with chapulines (grasshoppers) and wild cilantro topped with a perfectly cooked egg.  Yes it is a sous vide cooked egg – perfect texture all around.

Pujol_010 Pujol  -  Mexico City, Mexico Mexico Mexico DF  Vegetarian Friendly Michelin Mexico City Mexico Mexican Food Glorious Food Food Fine Dining DF   Heirloom tomato salad with breaded Oaxaca cheese balls resting over avocado puree, fried tomato skin, bean leafs, sesame and chili vinaigrette.  On this dish the fried tomato skin was a revelation on color, texture and flavor

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One grilled octopus tentacle tempura’d on one end and topped with pico de gallo (fresh chopped red onion, tomato, chile and lime) on the other.  Adorned with olive sauce and basil reduction.

This dish has a striking presentation and is cooked point to perfection.  This is one of the menu items were you can clearly appreciate the quality and freshness of the ingredients and see where the top ranking is deserved.

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Fish (robalo) ceviche taco; the tortilla was made with chayote and hoja santa topped with black bean puree, serrano chile, totomoxtle (the dried husk of an ear of corn) powder and dry chiles with lime juice.

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Pan seared Guachinango (red snapper) with ginger orange mojo (garlic sauce) and tatemado (tatemar is a special charring technique in Mexican culinary that utilizes a cast iron pan)  male plantain and onion puree

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Thinly blown sugar sphere filled with piloncillo  (unrefined sugar that is commonly used in Mexican cooking), ice cream and guava puree.  It is topped with tiny lime meringues, peanut powder, amaranth crumble and mandarin gelatin.

We don’t know what was more impressive, the texture or the flavours – not to mention the super skilled pastry kitchen, blowing sugar so thin and perfect requires years of practice and patience.

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Cremoso de Aguacate is an avocado cream with salted macadamias coconut ice cream almond crumble  and coconut gelatin

 

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Caramelized camote (sweet potato) crunchy amaranth tuile, yogurt ice cream, milk panacotta y  guayabato (large guava with pink flesh) puree all the ingredients complemented each other seamlessly.

 

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Lime margarita granita with cointreau cream and meringues topped with lemon zest and  begonia dragon petals, not only beautiful but very refreshing like a bowl of snow.

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At the very end of our meal we had the Chipilín Sorbet.  Chipilin in an herb similar to the verdolaga and it grows in southern Mexico places like Chiapas and Oaxaca. It was flambe’d in mescal in a colorful last performance.

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Bonito Pop Food – Mexico City, Mexico

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Bonito Pop Food

(52) 55 286 6165
Av. Nuevo Leon 103
Hipodromo de la Condesa
Mexico City, DF 06100

www.bonito.com.mx

OPEN HOURS:
12:00m  – 6:00pm    Sunday & Monday
11:00am – 7:00pm    Tuesday – Saturday

In the very chic neighborhood of Condesa, in a lovely space – originally designed in 1939 by architect Luis Barragan – one finds the cute Bonito Pop Food.

The entry is dominated by a lovely mural with sculpted ceramic birds, making way into four individual spaces: an intimate hidden at a corner, a second floor with windows overlooking the main patio, a 2nd patio with very tall ceiling – head here for a  super decked bar with an amazing variety of Mezcal (including our favorite Mezcal Rojo Corazón) and many tequilas – and finally a terrace at the back of the venue with full view.

Bonito Pop food is a good place to go for drinks; but like many places in DF you are asked to consume food as well due to the liquor license laws.   It seems that acquiring a bar license is much more difficult then a restaurant with liqueur permit.

The menu here is not the most exciting – centering around burgers, pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and a few Mexican classics – but the service is warm and welcoming .   There are certainly worse places to while away an afternoon!

 

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Polyforum Siqueiros Art & Performance Space – Mexico DF

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Polyforum Siqueiros

Art & Performance Space
(55) 5536-4520
Insurgentes Sur 701, esquina con Filadelfia
Colonia Napoles, Del. Benito Juarez
C.P. 03810, México, D.F.

www.polyforumsiqueiros.com

OPEN HOURS:
10:00 am – 6:00pm Daily

Like stepping into a sci-fi conference-hall, the Polyforum Siqueiros is a transporting marvel. The Suclpainting technique of David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896-1974) creates a three-dimensional interior mural that takes over your mind – it is the largest in the world.  If we were to make a cult-movie where the leader gets all of his followers to obey – this is the space.

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(above photo foregound the creators statue of artist David Alfaro Siqueiros & benefactor Manuel Suarez y Suarez)

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The outer Mural represents the leadership, the dead and the reborn tree, the circus, Moses breaking the law stones, Jesus the leader, the dance and flee of winter and summer, the Mestizaje, the music and the atom.  Each face of the outer mural holds great philosophical symbolism related to the lectures of the forum’s inner mural

The interior space, known as the Foro Universal, is dominated by “The March of Humanity”, Siqueiros’s masterwork.  A lifelong communist and advocate for social equality, David Alfaro Siqueiros was a member of the big three of Latin Art – including himself along with Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco. The main theme of this 237.6 square meter mind-bending mural is the evolution of man to a society where justice and freedom are truly integrated concepts.

It is awe inspiring in its scale and grandeur. Construction on the Polyforum was started in 1966, after it was decided to move the mural from its original location at a hotel conference center at the Hotel Casino de la Selva in Cuernavaca.  Inaugurated in 1971, it is used today for political meetings, concerts, readings and gallery exhibitions.

The lobby area is a sleek white modern contrast that is does not quite prepare you for the onslaught of color you will find upon entering the main space. It is much more a 2001: A Space Odyssey foil to the sci-fi feel of the Foro Universal – with its white on white interiors and lines that curve.  The lobby is used as an exhibition space, as well as housing a small by design shop that features some of the best creations in Mexican contemporary jewelry, ceramics, books clothing, home objects and more.

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The mural is divided in four sections:

“The March of Humanity towards the Bourgeois democratic Revolution”  on the south side, represented by multitudes advancing from darkens into a civilization of light.
“The March of Humanity towards the Future Revolution” on the north side showing the hope and obstacles in life and the difficulties in conquering victory towards a further future.
“Peace, Culture & Harmony” on the east side manifested with women’s hands
“Science & Technology”  on the west side manifested with man’s hands

Tip: On Sundays the interior platform spins – yes there is a turntable too!

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To celebrate the 50 years of the Mexican mural movement, David Alfaro Siqueiros created a very unique portrait mural, also known as the Barda Mural.  From Left:  Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, José Guadalupe Posada, Leopoldo MéndezGerardo Murillo

 

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Dulce Patria – Mexico City, Mexico

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Agua Prehispanica with lime, chia seeds and maguey honey

Dulce Patria

(52) 55 –  3300 3999
Anatole France 100 Col. Polanco
Mexico D.F. 11560

www.dulcepatriamexico.com

OPEN HOURS:
1:30 pm – 11:30pm  Monday – Saturday
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm   Sundays

 

We came to know Dulce Patria thanks Christina Potters of Mexico Cooks, whilst researching restaurants for our visit to DF.  We owe Christina a large debt of gratitude for this wonderful recommendation; for in a city that reverberates flavor, Dulce Patria topped our list overflowing with colors, tastes, visuals and passion.

From the moment you enter and are greeted by the smiling hostess, in her Frida Kahlo-esque attire, your vision is overwhelmed with a smashingly bright pink floor.  As your eyes begin to lift, you are transported into the fantastic world of chef/owner Martha Ortiz.  Destined for a journey in Willy Wonka style – where plate after stunningly beautiful plate leaves your eyes wide with wonder..

The series of unique presentations, flavors and elaborations are drawn from the profound cultural and artistic Mexican heritage. It is not only the first impact when a plate is placed on the table, but the myriad of surprises doled out by every bite and the elaborate story behind every dish. It really is a delight to experience a menu that has been deeply conceptualized.  If you ever find yourself at Dulce Patria, don’t hold back.  Order of each part of the menu and just enjoy.

We would also like to offer thanks to the incredibly knowledgeable, patient and graceful staff.  They were happy to help educate us -explaining the different cooking techniques, their cultural background, as well as a detailed translation of every ingredient unknown to our vocabulary.

The menu begins with a list of designer cocktails, margaritas, tequilas and mezcals.  Each one more seductive then the last.  There is also a beautiful selection of Aguas Frescas – the traditional infusions of Mexico flavored with fruits, nuts, herbs and spices.  Imagine something between a juice and an Iced tea but far more interesting.

Martha Ortiz / Chapa is co-author of eight cook-books: Cocina regia, encuentro con los sabores de Nuevo León, Sabor a independencia, cocina de Querétaro,  Sabor a eternidad, cocina de Tlaxcala (awarded with the 1992 Benjamin Franklin award); El real sabor, cocina de Hidalgo; El sabor del Edén, cocina de Tabasco, Cocina, nutrición y salud (winner of the Quórum price 2000), and Cocina de Sinaloa (winner of the Gourmand Cookbook Award and the silver medal of the Quórum 2003 prize).

She is currently working on “México que a todo sabes”  and “El secreto de los labios, la caricia del maíz” con Laura Esquivel and Guillermo Kahlo. Martha has also collaborated with Raymundo Sesma in a piece  “The Last Supper”  for the  (Venice Biennale, 1993).

The menu is very accessible with many vegetarian options and some that are tough to classify (Ant Eggs?).  Highlights for us were the Robalo Ajochile (sea-bass) over a hoja santa tamal and verdolagas sauce, the Mole enchiladas filled with plantain with requeson and beans and the Salad of red and green jitomates with crispy Parmesan cheese and crunchy chapulines (grasshoppers).

The photos below speak for themselves, but know that each dish’s aesthetic is eclipsed by its flavor;  and that for all its beauty, artistry and glamour, Dulce Patria exudes a feeling of love and acceptance;  A warmth that is often lacking in upscale establishments.  Kudos to one of our favorite restaurants we’ve found world-wide.

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  Guacamole-tricolor Dulce Patria  -  Mexico City, Mexico Mexico Mexico DF  Polanco Mexico City Mexico Mexican Food DF   (above photo guacamole ©  Dulce Patria)

 

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Guacamole with fresh cheese and pomegranate seeds

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Dulce-Patria_017 Dulce Patria  -  Mexico City, Mexico Mexico Mexico DF  Polanco Mexico City Mexico Mexican Food DF   Cebiche de coco y rosas, white fish ceviche with jicama lime marinated in coconut milk served with  rose sorbet drisseld  a vinaigrette of tuna (cactus flower), garnished with rose gelatine.

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On our first visit to Dulce Patria we where were all a bit undecided for our main course, due to the overwhelming amount of new flavor varieties to our palates.  The kitchen rescued us with a mole sampler to help us decide and learn the difference between Mexico’s different Moles.  Well, it worked on the educational level, but not on the decision making, as all the moles were so delicious and different we wanted them all!

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with tobacco ice cream garnished with pine nuts and cacao.
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(above photo, coconut milk flan © Dulce Patria)
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(above photo, María va a la florería © Dulce Patria)
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Selection of sangritas: left to right;  Green tomatillo with diced jicama, pineapple and jicama, beet and diced cucumber.  Sangrita is another of our passionate pleasures and the staff happily brought out a sampling for us!

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From  left to right: Dulce Patria Margarita with tuna rosa (cactus flower) and golden Sugar, Agua Prehispanica with lime, chia seeds and maguey honey Miracle pistachio horchata

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Torre Arcos Bosques – Mexico City, Mexico

(above photo Arcos Torre 1 © Eneas De Troya )

Torre Arcos Bosques

Paseo de los Tamarindos nº 400 A
Colonia Palo Alto
Mexico DF, Mexico
Each city and culture creates its own architectural identity that both defines and reflects its heart.  Mexico DF, like the country, has a beautiful dynamism that reaches from their Mayan past, through the socialist art movement of the ’50’s, and looks forward into a technological future.  The Torre Arcos Bosques is formed from this ideology and portrays it through its grand design.

Known Commonly as “El Pantalon” (the pants) the the Torre Arcos Bosques complex was created by Architect Teodoro González de León.  Mr. González is the winner of numerous international architecture awards and worked in France with Le Corbusier.  He also designed the very cool looking   Museo Rufino Tamayo.

Made of granite, glass and reinforced concrete, this postmodern building measures 161.5 meters tall  and holds 32 floor – though in person it feels much larger.  Completed in 1996, El Pantalon was the first intelligent building in Latin America that was concepted as future-proof with its integrated technology.

If you visit, be sure to swing by the large mall at Colonia Santa Fe, one of the most posh areas in DF, and worth checking out for other unique architectural sites.

above photo Arcos Torre 1 & Torre 2
above photo Arcos Torre  2
above photo Arcos Torre  2 Detail

 

above photo Colonia Santa Fe