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Mexican restaurant in London, a success

Mexican chefs Edson Díaz Fuentes and Aquiles Chávez make Mesa Santa in a restaurant that uses local products with a Mexican touch

Mexican restaurant in London is wildly successful
The restaurant "Santo Remedio" hosted the first Mesa Santa, which consisted of creating original dishes such as avocado with chicatanas powder - Photo: Taken from Santo Remedio's Instagram page
English 23/06/2018 11:16 Newsroom Mexico City Marcela Gutiérrez Bobadilla/Notimex Actualizada 17:57

Mexican chefs Edson Díaz Fuentes ("Santo Remedio") and Aquiles Chávez ("La Fisheria y Sotero") make Mesa Santa, a bold gastronomic proposal that uses local products with a very Mexican touch.

The restaurant "Santo Remedio" hosted the first Mesa Santa, which consisted of creating original dishes such as avocado with chicatanas powder, a Oaxacan delicacy, and charcoal snuff on blue corn toast, created by Díaz Fuentes.

"With Mesa Santa I want to go back to the roots. Contrary to what a restaurant is supposed to be, you have to do many tests and be consistent. Mesa Santa allows you to create and experiment," said Díaz Fuentes.

The chef, whose restaurant has been a success since it opened its doors a few months ago, told Notimex that "creativity and spontaneity are important" in the culinary process.

"We simply go to the local market and create a tasting menu with dishes that you eat in one or two bites," said the Mexican based in London.

For his part, Chávez, the popular television chef, created pork chamorros with currant pico de gallo and duck with green mole, based on a recipe from his mother.

All the dishes were accompanied by the best Mexican wines from Baja California, Monterrey beer, tequila and mezcal.

Mesa Santa is a gastronomic, experimental, daring and very gourmet project in which the chefs launch themselves to the local markets in search of fresh ingredients such as wild gooseberry.

"Maybe they are not traditional recipes, grandma recipes, but in the case of London we use fresh products with Mexican products such as chicatana," he said.

The gourmet itinerant dining room will travel to Pachuca, in the Mexican state of Hidalgo, next August, and the two chefs will donate the proceeds to the victims of the earthquakes from last September in Mexico City and Oaxaca.

"Santo Remedio" is located in a privileged corner a few steps from the London Bridge underground and in the bustling proximity of several trendy bars and restaurants. The Mexican restaurant opened last year with excellent reviews in the local press.

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