Chef Olvera set for Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, showcase

Chef Olvera set for Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, showcase

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo will present chef Enrique Olvera’s Mexican cuisine at a pop-up restaurant in the hotel from May 15th-18th.

To fully enjoy this gastronomic experience and the hotel’s award-winning facilities, guests can book the Pujol in Tokyo accommodation package.

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’s pop-up space will be located in the hotel’s Signature restaurant and has been named Pujol, after Enrique’s award-winning restaurant in Mexico City.

Inspired by the food of Oaxaca, the famous gastronomic region in Mexico, Enrique’s food at Pujol draws on the street food flavours of Mexico City and seafood dishes of Baja, California.

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Following his philosophy of “work with what you have”, the pop-up’s nine-course dinner will present contemporary Mexican dishes with local and specially imported ingredients.

Dishes at the pop-up will include: Enmolada, a corn and herb tortilla covered with mole, a traditional Mexican sauce and Baby Corn with Coffee and Chicatana Ant Mayonnaise.

Corn is a staple ingredient of Mexican cuisine and ants are considered a delicacy.

Dining at Pujol is available between May 15th-18th, with four seating times: 17:30, 18:00, 20:30 and 21:00.

An alcohol pairing at JPY 18,000 and non-alcohol pairing at JPY 8,000 per person are also available.