Chef Enrique Olvera of World's 50 Best Restaurant Pujol and Cosme NYC - regarded as two of New York’s best restaurants, while Pujol is often name-checked as Mexico City’s best. The acclaimed chef - with fellow superstar Mexican chef Daniela Soto-Innes - are to open Damian, a California produce-driven concept, and Ditroit, a back-alley taqueria, in the Arts District.
Damian, the more formal of the two is slated to be “very similar to Cosme,” so expect stunningly plated, modern Californian-Mexican dishes - taking inspiration from local, seasonal produce and from Japanese and Korean food. Much of the menu is vegetable-driven and seafood-focused. Expect housemade tortillas and a mezcal bar with a zero waste-focused drinks programme.
Multicultural meals, taco-about, Californian Mexican cuisine
At Ditroit, a back-alley taqueria adjacent to Damian, Olvera weaves together multicultural influences with a daily-changing menu of two or three tacos each day.