Three restaurants in Mexico were recognised at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards held June 1, at the Guildhall in London where Mexico ranked fourth on the global list of most awarded countries and tied with Italy and Peru, following only the U.S., Spain, and France. The 50 Best Restaurants Academy’s annual celebration of global gastronomy celebrates restaurants around the world for their culinary prowess based on reviews by their 1,000 members, each selected for their expertise in international gastronomy. The three restaurants recognised are:
Pujol in Mexico City ranked 16th, Chef Enrique Olvera: No stranger to the list, Pujol offers reinvented traditional Mexican with attention to detail. Olvera’s transcends his food into perfectly curated designs allowing each flavor to be distinctly exposed and savored. The complexity of his sauces are phenomenal and he elevates his menu to constantly explore and push the boundaries to expand into new gastronomical territory.
Quintonil in Mexico City ranked 35th, Chef Jorge Vallejo: A student of Enrique Olvera, Jorge Vallejo has been hailed as a rising star for crafting dishes while committed to reducing the ecological footprint of his food. Known for focusing on fresh seasonal ingredients, forgotten herbs and grans, and indigenous produce, Quintonil sources much of its own produce from the restaurant’s urban orchard. The results are astounding dishes bursting with flavour and nutritional value.
Biko in Mexico City ranked 37th, Chefs Mikel Alonso, Bruno Oteiza, Gerard Bellver: Nestled in the trendy Polanco area, Biko presents a dazzling repertoire combining Basque flavours with Mexico’s fresh ingredients. The best of both countries come to life in an array of textures and tastes that break down culinary barriers and set it apart from the crowd.