This past weekend I had a brunch date with Diana at Cosme, the NYC-based restaurant of Enrique Olvera (he opened up Pujol in Mexico City, where I ate during my friend’s birthday trip). The prices were decent for the large of amounts of food that we ate, compared to Olvera’s flagship eatery where my 6-course, 2-hour meal cost me about two-hundred US dollars. Of course, everything at Cosme was served family style (or at least it could be; Diana and I shared plates), and the portions were more than adequate for two people. Here’s what we had:
Drink: Michelada with Geyser Gose. Hands down the best Michelada I’ve ever fucking had — and I’ve drank a lot of Micheladas.
Plate 1: Chicken Chilaquiles with Salsa Verde. It was a bit messy trying to scoop onto my plate, but that’s probably because I’m a klutz. Still, it was your standard chilaquiles, and I was very impressed by the very fine slices of jalapeño peppers.
Plate 2: Duck Enmoladas with Mole Rojo and Creme Fraiche. It was so good with the duck cooked to perfection, and the mole sauce was very reminiscent to the flavors I had at Pujol (though I reckon the mole wasn’t age for a year as opposed to Olvera’s famous Mole Madre).
Dessert 1: Churros With Mexican Hot Chocolate. I think these were better than the ones I’ve had at Pujol: a nice, crisp exterior and such a delicate and fluffy inside.
Dessert 2: Husk Meringue and Corn Mousse. Perhaps the best dessert I’ve had in a long fucking time. The flavors were intense: a nice saltiness with a subtle sweetness. The texture is what you’d expect from a masterfully-crafted meringue, and the corn mousse was delicious.
All in all, if you’re in the Flatiron area, go here.