Looks a Lot Like Acclaimed Mexican Chef Enrique Olvera Is Opening in New York

Olvera, at Empellón Cocina last year.
Olvera, at Empellón Cocina last year. Photo: David Sherwin/Vimeo

Though it appears that Lindsay Lohan may have indeed been in lower Manhattan scouting locations for some kind of forthcoming restaurant/nightclub/torture chamber, a source tells the Post that the “high end Mexican restaurant” rumored for the North Moore Street space may in fact be the U.S. debut of acclaimed Mexico City chef Enrique Olvera. Last fall, Olvera brought a little of his restaurant Pujol to Empellón Cocina, where he cooked a collaborative dinner with Alex Stupak. So is the chef opening in New York? Food writer ER Gagit asked him directly on Twitter this morning, to which Olvera has just responded “shhhhh! ;-)” Winky face looks a lot like a yes to us. [Page Six/NYP, Earlier, Related]