Fonda San Miguel Hosts Guest Chef Enrique Olvera
On Wednesday, April 26, beginning at 6:30 pm, guests will be treated to a welcoming cocktail hour in Fonda San Miguel's atrium for a signature cocktail or glass of wine, followed by dinner at 7:30 pm. Currently acknowledged as one of the most important chefs in all of North America, Chef Enrique Olvera boasts nine unique restaurants throughout the continent, including Pujol, his wildly popular stalwart eatery in Mexico City, and Cosme, his newest venture and first establishment outside of Mexico, a contemporary Mexican-inspired restaurant located in New York City’s Flatiron District. Chef Olvera is known for creating Mexican cuisine masterpieces that seamlessly incorporate age-old culinary techniques with contemporary elegance and meticulous preparation, and his engagement at Fonda San Miguel is certain to highlight this expertise. Fonda’s five-course pairing dinner ($189 per person, plus tax & gratuity) showcasing the dishes of Chef Olvera begins with a first course of Tostada de Mejillones con Chorizo, delicate mussels and spicy pork chorizo atop an open-face, toasted tortilla prepared by Chef Olvera using the painstaking yet ancestral Mexican method of nixtamalization. Chef Olvera’s second course features an opulent luxury of the sea, Pulpo con Mole de Avellanas, a striking dish of grilled octopus served with freshly prepared mole sauce and accompanied by lightly roasted hazelnuts. Chef Olvera will present a Short Rib for the third course. The fourth course of Chef Olvera’s feast, highlighting a staple of traditional Mexican cuisine, is Suadero con Puré de Aguacate y Cebollines, a hearty dish of thinly cut beef served with fresh avocado purée and a sprinkle of scallions. Chef Olvera’s final course is a classic Mexican dessert and one he’s well known for perfecting, Merengue de Totomoxtle, a stunning yet simple dessert of meringues flavored with charred corn-husk powder and filled with a luscious sweet-corn cream. Each of Chef Olvera’s refined five courses will be paired with carefully curated wines from Fonda San Miguel's award-winning list.