Learn about Mexico City – the place, its people and their way of life through their cuisine.
Travel opens the doors to discovering new cultures and lifestyles and there’s no better way to dig deeper and become immersed in Mexico than through their gastronomy.
Here’s a little culinary news from the city:
Chic Boutique Bed & Breakfast Celebrates First Anniversary with New Cookbook
Located in the gastronomic center of Mexico City in the vibrant Colonia Roma neighborhood, Ignacia Guest House proudly announced and celebrated its first anniversary on February 15th, 2018. To commemorate the bed and breakfast’s first anniversary, Ignacia Guest House created a new breakfast cookbook, featuring all their homemade specialties and culinary creations.
The exclusive bed and breakfast unites Mexican artisan tradition and history with contemporary design. The restoration of this 1913’s mansion celebrates the personality of Ignacia, the mansion’s housekeeper for more than 70 years. In partnership with the interior design studio A – G, Factor Eficiencia developed Ignacia Guest House a year ago. The historic building includes the entrance hall, reception, library, dining room, kitchen and the Black Guest Room (master suite), all along with a common concept of nude color used in the interiors of the building. In a completely new building, the rest of the guest rooms are vertically arranged around a central patio and garden: Blue, Green, Pink and Yellow. With terraces and a harmonious chromatic palette, each guest room creates environments in tune with the entire complex.
Ignacia Guest House is recognized and internationally known for its interior design, architecture and restoration, where guests can leave their daily routine to enjoy the history, gardens and spaces. The cooks at Ignacia Guest House hit the pantry bright and early to prepare each day’s selection and source all ingredients at traditional neighborhood markets and prepare everything – salsas, condiments, everything – from scratch. Artisanal bread and delicious fruits, juices as only Mexico knows, complement cooked-to-order entrees ranging from seasoned eggs, regional charcuteries, tamales and chilaquiles to lesser-known meals guests will remember wistfully, long after they’ve returned home.
The New Favorite in Mexico City – Meroma
Just a short stroll from Ignacia Guest House, venture to this newly opened hotspot in the Colonia Roma neighborhood. With its recent opening at the end of October 2017 in bustling Roma Norte, Meroma is quickly becoming a hotspot in Mexico City’s buzzing food scene. Mercedes Bernal and Rodney Cusic are the minds and hands behind this new restaurant in Colonia Roma. Both graduated from The International Culinary Center and spent years working in some of the best restaurants in New York, Rome and London, including L ‘Atelier by Jöel Robuchon, Osteria Glass and The Musket Room, just to name a few. In 2016, the couple decided to undertake a new adventure where they could combine all the knowledge, disciplines and culinary influences acquired from these previous experiences.
One of the main objectives of Meroma is always to work with local suppliers that share their passion for sustainability. The result is contemporary cuisine that focuses on local produce. The chefs created a very special network of small producers, in which they provide quality products with unique local ingredients. Meroma is a place that seeks to use avant-garde culinary techniques and take advantage of the best ingredients that Mexico offers, resulting in a unique, accessible and delicious experience.
Tour Mexico City’s Food Scene:
If you’re looking to explore Mexico City’s iconic food culture, check out one of the food tours led by the expert guides at Tasty Bites Food Tours as they take travelers through the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods blending culinary excellence with history, architecture and culture.
New for 2018, Tasty Bites Food Tours is adding new stops this year to their signature food tours. For their Colonia Roma Cultural Walking & Gourmet Foodie Tour, La Pitahaya Vegana is an exciting new stop featuring the best of Colonia Roma’s vegetarian cuisine where guests can savor a cauliflower with coconut cream and pineapple taco. The handmade tortillas have agua de jamaica (made from steeped hibiscus flowers) added to them, which gives them their unique pink color. After trying many varieties of tacos throughout Mexico City, Tasty Bites Food Tours recently added a sweet stop for their guests. Tout Chocolat, a mouthwatering new addition to their Condesa Taco Tour lets guests choose from Tout Chocolat’s unique selection of chocolates made of single-origin cacao beans from Mexico and other Latin American countries.
In other news, Tasty Bites Food Tours also now offers private evening tours customized to accommodate all preferences and requests. These evening tours include 4 stops with tacos, antojitos, Oaxacan food (tlayudas), mezcal, tequila and Mexican craft beer and transportation included if need be. These tours will be concentrated in the Colonia Roma\Condesa area at mezcalerias, taco stands and cantinas.
Condesa’s Newest Boutique Hotel: Casa Decu
Located in trendy Condesa District, a neighborhood energized with galleries, bars and restaurants, Casa Decu is a new boutique hotel that just opened at the end of 2017 offering a cosmopolitan stay for the global traveler. A restoration of an Art Deco building, the beautifully renovated hotel is managed by Nice To See You and brings a new dimension of luxury and design to Mexico City.
Architects Mikel Merodio and Salvador Arroyo developed the concept that blends contemporary design with elements of the indigenous Mexican Art Deco style. Casa Decu features 27 luxury suites distributed between four floors. 24 of these suites are fully equipped with a kitchen and TV room. The building offers a fitness center, beautiful rooftop garden terrace, continental breakfast and more. Get to know the city, walking its streets by foot or with the bicycles that the hotel offers for its guests. Casa Decu is located in one of Mexico City´s best areas, Condesa, an area surrounded by amazing restaurants and cultural options.