01 Dec FOOD
Chef Danny Mena, Hecho en Mexico.
Made in Mexico.
Classic and contemporary recipes from Mexico.
DANNY MENA, FOUNDER OF ‘LA LONCHERIA’ RESTAURANT BROOKLYN, IS ONE OF NEW YORK CITY’S TOP MEXICAN CHEFS. ACCLAIMED BY SUCH PUBLICATIONS AS VANITY FAIR, LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ROLLING STONE – AND MEXICAN MEDIA AS WELL – FOR HIS TAKE ON TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD. HIS COOKBOOK “MADE IN MEXICO” IS PUBLISHED BY RIZZOLI.
WE ARE BEYOND THRILLED TO WELCOME CHEF DANNY MENA TO THE MIJENTA FAMILY.
“For me, Mijenta speaks to the people. The dishes that I selected are traditional dishes from Mexico such as Chilles Rellenos, Aguachile Verde, and a special kind of Mole that I called Mole Mijenta. These are all iconic dishes that I associate with different people in my life, be it my aunt, my parents, or a restaurant I used to go to with my family. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what region you are from, what social class or what your story may be, these are dishes that are eaten unanimously and are an essential component in bringing people together.”
“Each dish can tell its own story but is equally a chapter in your story. I believe the characters and the people are developing as the dish comes along.”
“Born and raised in Mexico, there is a sensibility about what is and what is not Mexican food. So, when I moved to New York my whole impetus was to try to really showcase a side of Mexico that I think people in New York or other parts of the United States had really not seen.”
“The Sinaloa-style Ceviche Verde is infused with Mijenta Blanco which mellows the spice and brings the flavors together. The Mijenta Mole blend from the Michoacán region is a perfect balance of spices and sweetness, which is exactly what Mijenta is, and what Mexicans are to me. It’s a warm, sweet and endearing culture with just the right amount of spice.”
As for some last words of wisdom… “Cooking means feeling comfortable with what you are doing, going with your instinct and having a good time while you are at it. So modify them to your liking and make them your own.”
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE PICTURES! SALUD!