In our countdown of Mexico’s finest eateries, Biko stands among the very best. Honoured again this year in the San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna World’s Best Restaurant list at number 59, Biko is located in the swish Polanco district of Mexico City, where eating out is a local obsession. Co-chefs, Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso, are former sous-chefs from the three-star restaurant Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain, and offer diners an innovative fusion of Basque and Mexican cooking. Unlike Mexico City’s celebrity chef Enrique Olvera, whose restaurant Pujol we’ve previously written about, Alonso and Oteiza are less concerned with mining Mexican cuisines for their historic treasures than in flights of fancy using strictly Mexican ingredients. Such as?: Fried green plantain stuffed with onion mousse and topped with caviar, Cornish game hen coated with crushed popcorn (popcorn is often credited to the Aztecs of pre-Hispanic Mexico) and salmon-infused pork cheeks covered with horchata, a cinnamon and vanilla-infused traditional Mexican rice milk. Getting hungry? Check out this video of dishes coming out of Biko’s kitchen:
And a behind the scenes view of Biko’s kitchen:
Pellegrino’s World’s Best Restaurant List is here.
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