Mexico City Chef Enrique Olvera’s Cosme Won’t Be a Clone of Pujol

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Opening soon. Photo: Chef Enrique Olvera/Facebook

Turns out that Enrique Olvera spent a portion of his formative years in New York, so his forthcoming Flatiron restaurant Cosme is a kind of return. He tells Food Arts that the name comes from a Mexico City market where his grandfather would take him, that he wants to keep most of the menu under the $20 mark, and that he's not at all interested in trying to replicate his acclaimed Pujol in a new city. Even if he had access to all the same ingredients, he says, a carbon copy "wouldn't mean anything." Earlier this month, he told Food & Wine's Kate Krader that his all-new dishes include uni tostadas with smoked tomatillos. [Food Arts, Related]