Scene dining – MEXICO CITY!

Guest food blogger Nettie Z dishes up two hot favourites in Mexico City.

ANATOL & DULCE PATRIA

Pulling up at Las Alcobas in Polanco, you know you’re in the posh part of Mexico City… neighbouring Hermes and Louis Vuitton stores could be a dead give away. Las Alcobas, is a discreet hotel which exudes style and quality in every detail of it’s rooms and two restaurants.

Anatol en Las Alcobas is where Chef Justin Ermini excels in executing sophisticated comfort food with exotic Mexican and Italian ingredients. Absolutely mad for the bone marrow and seeded flat bread, everyone’s favourite – a stuffed zucchini flower… tender as can be char-grilled octopus, and if you really want to be decadently naughty have the truffle Mac & Cheese.  Anatol does a bloody good G & T… not to mention (and I’m going out on a limb here) quite possibly the best classic Margarita in Mexico… can’t beat a frothy citrus head!  To top it all off, you can order it as room service.

Right next door, is the oh so pink and chic… Dulce Patria.  Celebrity chef Martha Ortiz has created a contemporary Mexican haven for her classic native dishes. Martha is fun and fanciful in her presentation, where she uses Mexican metal toys, utilitarian serving spoons and enough flowers to make a florist envious. All the drinks are garnished to perfection but the piece de resistance was her flan dessert… pretty as a picture… literally!

Nettie Z

* Join us in Mexico, May 2016 for our next Riche Luxe Mexico tour – contact me for details.