Nudo Negro chefs Daniel Ovadía and Salvador Orozco are two of the host chefs participating in Sabores CDMX. (Photo courtesy Nudo Negro Facebook)
Mexico’s bold flavors invade Houston’s restaurant scene this week during Sabores CDMX, a three-night culinary event highlighting four of Mexico City’s premiere chefs — Daniel Ovadía, Salvador Orozco, Victor Cabrera and Israel Montero. Each serves as host chef at three of the city’s most revered, Latin-influenced restaurants — Américas, Café Annie and Arnaldo Richards’ Picos — where they will create multi-course dinners for patrons.
Chef Daniel Ovadía and chef Salvador Orozco of Bull and Tank Restaurant Group host at Américas offering a menu of duck dumplings, short beef rib and coconut cake. The duo currently owns Mexico City-based restaurants Avira, DAO, and Nudo Negro.
Restaurant consultant and director at the Culinary Institute of Mexico chef Victor Cabrera leads the kitchen at Café Annie with broad bean soup, peanut sauce enchilada and cornbread topped with chocolate ice cream and egg nog.
Chef Israel Montero of Raíz takes over Arnaldo Richards’ Picos with a menu of green aquachile, rib-eye and cornbread served with Cajeta ice cream.
Sabores CDMX is in its second year. The project serves as a partnership between the Mexico City Tourism Trust and The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote tourism between the cities.
Follow @Sabores_CDMX on Twitter and Instagram for more information, then tag #MexicoCityFlavors and #SaboresCDMX during your dinner out if you wish.
What: Sabores CDMX (Flavors of Mexico City)
When: Thursday, June 30 through Saturday, July 2
Where: Américas, 2040 West Gray Street; Café Annie, 1800 Post Oak Boulevard; Arnaldo Richard’s Picos, 3601 Kirby Drive
Tariff: Américas, $49.95; Café Annie, $45; Arnaldo Richard’s Picos, $45
Contact: Américas, 832.200.1492; Café Annie, 713.840.1111; Arnaldo Richard’s Picos, 832.831.9940