Enrique Olvera's Cosme restaurant. Image courtesy of Cosmenyc.com
Enrique Olvera's Cosme restaurant. Image courtesy of Cosmenyc.com

Cosme is Eater's NY restaurant of the year!

Eater.com praises star chef Enrique Olvera's culinary skills as well as his detailed knowledge of Manhattan

Before the Mexican chef Enrique Olvera chose to open a New York restaurant Cosme in Manhattan’s Flatiron district towards the end of 2014, he decided to carry out a little research.

The chef didn’t need to gain any greater knowledge of native cookery techniques; his Mexico City restaurant, Pujol, was already ranked 20th on the 50 Best Restaurants list (he's since moved up to 16th). Instead, as Pete Wells explained in his New York Times review, Olvera studied the New York restaurant scene’s “dining rooms, its menus, its cocktails and its customers.”

 

Enrique Olvera's Cosme restaurant. Image courtesy of Cosmenyc.com
Enrique Olvera's Cosme restaurant. Image courtesy of Cosmenyc.com

His attention to local detail has paid off tremendously. The highly acclaimed restaurant has just been chosen as Eater’s New York Restaurant of the Year, winning through in the category as much for its understanding of the city’s demands as for its introduction of Mexican tastes and culinary styles.

Eater.com’s citation, delights in Cosme’s “casual bar dining room in the front where people congregate over margaritas and guacamole after work, and a stylish dining room in the back where guests tuck into duck carnitas, cobia al pastor, and uni tostadas with bone marrow.” The site adds that, “It’s a one-of-a-kind restaurant that's totally in synch with what diners crave in 2015.”

 

Enrique Olvera's Cosme restaurant. Image courtesy of Cosmenyc.com
Enrique Olvera's Cosme restaurant. Image courtesy of Cosmenyc.com

To satisfy your cravings, get a copy of Olvera’s brilliant cookbook, Mexico from the Inside Out, which includes recipes for many of the dishes served at this hot dining spot.