When I discovered Enrique Olvero of Pujol had a restaurant in New York I had to dine there. The icing on the cake was that Enrique’s partner and executive chef was Daniela Soto-Innes.
Quintonil’s chef/owner, thirty-seven year old Jorge Vallejo, is near the top of the world. Specifically, his restaurant is #24 on the World’s Best list for 2018. His menu is driven by farm to table ingredients with many from his own rooftop garden. Even the name, Quintonil comes from a Mexican herb.
Chef Enrique Olvero of Pujol is labeled as the founder of molecular mexican gastronomy, or the godfather of nuevo mexican cuisine because of the impressive list of chefs that have worked with him and then achieved success in their own right. Regardless how you choose to describe him, one thing is certain. The ambiance, food and service is deserving of the 13th best restaurant in the world.