In a nutshell: A taste of Mexico in Marylebone
Summing it all up: Mexican-born chef Adriana Cavita is taking inspiration from her family and childhood in Mexico with her first solo venture in London, complete with basement mezcaleria
She's currently cooking up a storm in her residency on the rooftop at The Dorchester, but Mexican-born chef Adriana Cavita is getting ready to open her own restaurant this Autumn.
The chef, who trained up at some of world's top restaurants including El Bulli and Pujol, will be celebrating her Mexican culture with the food at Cavita. "Inspired by the flavors of my childhood; each dish is connected to my memories of family, celebration and adventures."
Dishes you'll find on the menu include:
- Tacos ‘Pastor’ presa ibérica
- Tetelas - triangular shapes corn masa filled with blue corn and roasted pink fir potato
- Pollo al Carbon - chargrilled corn-fed chicken, fresh herby verde mole with tomatillo and roasted poblano
- Puerto Nuevo lobster - crispy fried half lobster, ajillo sauce with garlic and mixed chillies, avocado & tomato salsa, black beans.
- Mexican chocolate cake with honeycomb ice cream and cinnamon cream cheese.
"Cuisines are constantly evolving, never set in stone for eternity. So words like "real" or "authentic" are always a little loaded, but I do my best to get to the heart of authentic Mexican cuisine and showcase it in my cooking,” says Adriana. If you want to see that cooking at close quarters, make sure to book the chef's table - a communal table served by Adriana herself.
Downstairs from Cavita you'll find Mayahuel - the standalone mezcaleria, which will also have its own street entrance. Here they'll be serving up signature margaritas alongisde snacking plates like tuna tostada and esquites with added bone marrow.
More about Cavita
Where is it? 56 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2RZ
When does it open? November 2021
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