London’s hottest restaurant opening comes from Noma Mexico project manager Santiago Lastra, with a mezcaleria led by former American Bar head bartender Maxim Schulte

When René Redzepi asks you to help him set up a restaurant, you say yes. So in 2016, when then 26-year-old Santiago Lastra was approached via fellow Mexican chef Rosio Sanchez on Facebook to help run the Tulum residency of four-time World’s Best Restaurant Noma, ‘yes’ was exactly his response – even though he hadn’t been home to Mexico in five years and had next to no knowledge of its food.

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