A taste of modern Mexico heads to Selfridges

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Selfridges has teamed up with Mexican chefs for “Welcome to Mexico”, to coincide with the ‘Year of Mexico in the UK’. FOTO BENITO MOLINA low resFrom April, a group of young chefs are borrowing from the past to rediscover and reinvent Mexican cuisine in new and innovative ways. There will be a series of demos, samplings in the Foodhall and guest chef takeovers. Some of these chefs are heading to Selfridges for a series of gastronomic events at the store’s Corner Restaurant between the April 14 and May 12. Guest appearances include Benito Molina, Daniel Ovadia, Miguel Angel Guererro, Javier Plascencia and Manolo Banos. Diners to Selfridges will be able to sample contemporary dishes such as lobster with mole verde, Madagascar tuna tostada and a rice pudding and nitro churro. Tickets cost £80 per person for a tasting menu with paired wines and spirits. Selfridges Foodhall is also getting involved, with leading Mexican restaurateurs and suppliers sampling some of their signature dishes. The companies include London based Mexican restaurant Lupita and Gringa Dairy, an artisan dairy making authentic Mexican cheese, based in Peckham.DANIEL OVADÍA FOTO 4 low res Tastings will take place daily between 12pm and 8.30 pm at the Oxford Street store in a pop-up stand. Corner Restaurant Evenings:
  • 14th April: Miguel Angel Guerrero is widely regarded as the pioneer of Baja Mediterranean cuisine.  He owns four acclaimed restaurants: El Taller, La Querencia, Almazara and El Colegio.
  • 21st April: Javier Plascencia, who is regarded as one of the most prominent chefs in driving Baja Mediterranean cuisine and has six restaurants: Misión 19 & Bar 20, Erizo Cebicheria, Hotel Caesar's, Villa Savieros, Casa Plascencia, and Via Mercado.
  • 28th April: Daniel Ovadia is one of one of Mexico’s most famous young chefs.  He is chef-patron of three critically acclaimed restaurants Paxia, Morablanca and Pewter.
  • 12 May: Benito Molina and Manolo Banos: Benito Molina is founder of Manzanilla. Manolo Banos is chef-patron of the acclaimed Pitiona Restaurant.
Foodhall programme:
  • w/c 16th March: Gringa Diary will offer authentic Mexican cheese including Queso Fresco, Queso Oaxaca and Queso Chihuahua.
  • w/c 23rd March: Cool Chile Co’s will be there with a Mexican hot chocolate made using a traditional recipe.
  • CPTM GASTRONOMIA (José Manuel Baños) low resw/c 30th March: Aromata will be sampling Mexican chocolate.
  • w/c 6th April: Café Cobalto will have Mexican coffee, with their beans grown on the slopes of the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean.
  • w/c 13th April: KanKun Sauces will be sampling their Salsas, which use a secret recipe, together with tortilla chips.
  • w/c 20th April: Lupita will be offering bite sized pieces of their signature dishes .
  • w/c 27th April: Chilango will be providing tostadas.
  • w/c 4th May: Benito’s Hat, Selfridges Foodhall’s resident Taqueria, will be offering bite sized tasters of some of Head Chef’s Felipe Fuentes Cruz’s most popular dishes.
To get more information or book at table at Corner Restaruant see Selfridges.com/Mexico
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Editor 27th March 2015

A taste of modern Mexico heads to Selfridges