Much like the experience I try to create at my restaurants, travel helps me indulge, celebrate, and love the moment. It’s during travel periods that I can take a break from the hectic nature of running restaurants and immerse myself in the culture and new discoveries of another city.
Mexico City is one of my favorite places to visit—it features gorgeous and stunning architecture, fabulously inventive cuisine, and always wakes up my soul with a jolt of creative energy. During my most recent visit, I was able to get some alone time with my husband, as we ate and drank in this vibrant city.
Las Alcobas in Polanco was a perfect stay- you can walk, eat, drink and shop throughout this chic, upscale neighborhood.
Their lime foam topped margarita is a must.
Masala y Maiz
This Condesa neighborhood restaurant’s dishes blend the flavors of Mexico, India, and East Africa. Corn pancakes with fresh fruits and home-made dulce de leche are to die for.
This legendary restaurant offers small plates that pack a punch.
For dessert, we had a Carajillo that was served iced and marries Licor 43 with a shot of robust espresso. It inspired our new Coconut Latte Cake.
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE
Our journey from Mexico City led us to San Miguel de Allende. We were on a mission to buy art and to visit the Casa Dragones tasting room.
Along the way, we were blown away by the rooftop bar scene, incredible food, historic architecture, and dazzling design. Behind every 500 year old facade there were gorgeous and modern interiors selling beautiful handmade wares.
Casa Dragones Tequila Tasting Room
I’m no stranger to fusing luxurious ingredients in the show-stopping desserts I serve in my restaurants, and one sip of Casa Dragones had me brimming with ideas for something chocolate.
Insert Chocolate + Tequila— creamy tequila vanilla bean mousse layered with bittersweet chocolate mousse and layers of chocolate cake soaked in Casa Dragones Tequila.
May your travels feed your soul and inspire sweet, new things in your life.