“It felt like we were in a giant spaceship, on the runway going up. With each success, you are narrowed in.”
After being picked by René Redzepi to lead Noma’s sell-out pop-up in Tulum, the Mexican chef is set to open his first restaurant, Kol, in London
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“Cosme is not just a restaurant, it’s more of a cultural institution. We might not know everything about cooking but we all strive to do the best we can”
Sometime in late 2003, I found myself standing on the roadside in Querétaro, three hours north of Mexico City, clumsily eating a bistec taco with lime juice dribbling down my arm.
“Everyone at Cosme says serving President Obama was one of the most beautiful moments they’d ever had. When I talk about it, I get goose bumps.”
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“There are many things that I think are really wrong with fine dining. So the food in Cosme is very simple – it’s driven by flavour and logic, not by trends or what’s cool”