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Chef Enrique Olvera Puts a Mexican Twist on Valentine’s Day

In his Moxi restaurant at Hotel Matilda, the chef puts his spin on favorite Mexican dishes…

In his Moxi restaurant at Hotel Matilda, Chef Enrique Olvera is celebrating Valentine’s Day with an innovative twist on Mexican tradition. His special menu, available lunch and dinner on Feb. 13 and 14, puts his creative spin on favorite dishes from different Mexican states. On the celebrity chef’s menu, which includes Taittinger champagne, are:

  • Scallops Aguachile with cucumber, jicama, jalapeño, coriander. This is a variation on ceviche from Sinaloa state.
  • Black Beans and Suckling Pig Tamal with sour cream, local artisanal cheese, red sauce. This popular dish is originally from Chiapas state.
  • Shrimp Huatape with guajillo chili. This rich, green soup hails from Tamaulipas state.
  • Seabass Veracruzana Style with Swiss chard. This sweet tomato sauce with capers, olives and jalapenos was born in Veracruz.
  • Caramelized Plantain with coffee granita, vanilla cream, macadamia nuts. While caramelized plantain is popular throughout Latin America, the dash of chipotle sauce from the state of Tabasco gives it its special flavor.

The cost is $1,800 pesos (about US$97) per person, not including service. For more information and to make reservations: eventos@hotelmatilda.com.

About Hotel Matilda 

Located in the heart of charming and historic 500-year-old San Miguel de Allende, the crown jewel of Colonial Mexico and an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hotel Matilda is a trend-setting contemporary boutique hotel offering a lifestyle-focused guest experience and a full calendar of artistic and culinary events. 855-MATILDA (855-628-4532); info@hotelmatilda.com; www.hotelmatilda.com

About Enrique Olvera

Chef Enrique Olvera enjoys international recognition for his celebrated Mexico City restaurant, Pujol, which is rated #16 on the San Pellegrino list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and more recently for his first New York City establishment, Cosme.

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