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Mexico Got A Taste Of September’s Latin America’s 50 Best Ceremony (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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Earlier this week, the team behind the Latin America’s 50 Best Awards, which has been moved to Mexico for 2015, were in the host country to commingle with the chefs who will host hordes of fans, journalists, and other chefs from throughout the region. Their hosts for the visit included chefs Jorge Vallejo of Quintonil, Mikel Alonso of Biko, and Pedro Evia of Kuuk, amongst others, who cooked for their guests, and shared some ideas of what this year’s ceremony will look like. Running the kitchen for the #50BestTalks was Elena Reygadas of Rosetta, who was the recipient of last year’s award for best Female Chef in Latin America.

Enrique Olvera: “There Are Many Things That I Think Are Really Wrong With Fine Dining.”

By Patrick Hieger

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In promotion of the upcoming Latin America’s 50 Best awards later this year that will be held in Mexico City, acclaimed Mexican chef Enrique Olvera is in London to talk about Mexican food, particularly his place in it. Naturally, he got to talk about his wildly popular new restaurant Cosme in New York, and how he’s attempting to bring a different view of Mexican food to diners. “We wanted a concept of Mexico that we related to. I didn’t grow up with mariachis – I don’t relate to that Mexico. I feel more identified with a multicultural, contemporary society.”

Latin America’s 50 Best 2015 Will Be In Mexico City (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

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Yesterday in London, home base for Restaurant magazine and the organizers of the World’s 50 Best awards, a special event was held at the Natural History Museum to announce that the 2015 Latin America’s 50 Best awards will be held in Mexico City.  This year’s best Latin Female Chef, Elena Reygadas, along with fellow Mexican chefs and the Mexican Minister of Tourism were on hand for the event, making the move, which had been the hot topic of discussion at this year’s awards in Lima, official.  “We are super excited to be moving to Mexico to further explore and celebrate the region’s richly diverse culinary culture,” said William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants.

No official date has been announced yet.  There’s also no word yet on whether the awards will continue to move every two years, but cities like São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and even Santiago would also make for great host cities. The move does slightly interfere with the seamless transition into Mistura, but an awards ceremony in Mexico city could be paired nicely with Mesamérica.  We’ll keep you posted with more details.