Video: QuintonilContemporary Mexican Cuisine Rooted in Traditions
A meal highlight from our trip to Mexico City was Quintonil. Chef Jorge Vallejo’s restaurant is currently no. 24 on The World’s 50 Best restaurants (2019). It was so fun to see Mexican flavors we typically associate with casual food elevated to such a high level. We tried so many new ingredients, different types of bugs (which were surprisingly tasty), fruits, cactus, as well as local fish from Mexico, sustainably caught in Veracruz. Highlights from the autumn tasting menu included the charred mamey tartare, the catch of the day cooked barbacoa style, the Atocpan-style mole, and the panucho with braised oxtail. On the beverage side, we enjoyed a bottle of Gut Oggau Theodora, and we also found our favorite mezcal of our entire trip here – Quiéreme Mucho, from a small producer in Oaxaca.
Note: This video was filmed in 2019, before the pandemic.
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