Apio braseado con cebollita morada, jitomates, vinagre y miel, cilantro criollo, ricotta salado, focaccia de ajonjoli | Braised celery 'caponata style' with local ricotta salata and sesame focaccia from my talented friend @rrivera_r @fortebreadcoffee - go check them. Ricotta salata from @bonfilio_rancho4encinos who easily makes the best cheese I've tried here, all with regenerative agriculture practices. ... Anyone else have doubts as to how much cheese to grate on for photos? How much you want on, or enough to see what's below... lucky this dish not much of a looker 😏.
Nieve de mamey | mamey sorbet. Brought this amazing fruit back from the tropical Quintana Roo coast, where the house we stayed in had two huge trees and if it rained at night they'd come thudding down on the roof. They have a lot more flavour and colour than the ones that arrive here in the city. Perfect for just scooping out with a spoon (which its tough outside also lends well to), but also easy to preserve for even longer in frozen form. I wanted to do an ice cream with these but they're so fatty (think avocado texture) that with just a simple sorbet procedure the texture has come out like a super smooth gelato anyway and the fruitiness still shines. .... For about 600g of mamey flesh: 130g sugar, 250 water, juice and zest of 2 limes. Make a simple syrup and let cool with the zest added. Blend with the mamey flesh and lime juice. Strain and cool before freezing in a machine. ...
Nieve de guayaba y piloncillo / guava and raw sugar cane sorbet. I just want to have a little ice cream truck dedicated to capturing the ridiculous tropical flavours here. This is a @lagrottaices recipe, who always manages to reproduce the truest tastes.
Crema fría de betabel dorado y miso con sus hojas y semillas de girasol fritas / Chilled golden beet and miso soup, fried sunflower seeds and beet tops. On the floor in the hallway of my block of flats 👍
Helado de ciruela criolla con ciruelas y cardamomo / plum ice cream and cardamom plums. Continue to be inspired by the ridiculous produce here. This pre-hispanic plum variety has the best tart- to sweetness ratio.
Courgettes, chickpeas, oregano, olive oil and pecorino. Unashamedly nicked from the @raw_duck menu this week, but a cracker of a dish especially with the beautiful, sweet courgettes here. #keepitsimple