Cucumber is the not-so-secret ingredient of the Oaxacan Pepino. Thanks go to Chef Fernando Olea of Sazon for the inspiration!
The beautiful, inviting Naked and Famous was created by borrowing bits and pieces of a pre-prohibition classic and another modern favorite.
If you love margaritas, then a mango mezcal margarita will kick things up a notch. From the moment we arrived in Mexico City our re-education began about all things Mexican, and one of those things was mezcal.
The Little Flag known locally as La Banderita. It is the local way to enjoy Tequila or Mezcal and so named for it’s green, white and red tri-color replication of the Mexican flag. Three shot glasses, the first with fresh lime juice, the second with Union Mezcal, and the third with St. Regis sangrita were set before us. We then proceeded to toast our arrival in Mexico and sip from left to right, repeating the process until the three glasses were empty. Tempting as it was to have a second, it was time to depart for dinner.
A note, presented in a velvet lined sandalwood box is given to the first guest each evening. I read it aloud to my dinner companions and that was the beginning of our Lorea experience.