Before & After: Pujol, Mexico City

After: a salad at Pujol (photo by Brad A Johnson)

Instead of a review this week, I’ve got a story in the Register’s Sunday travel section. I’ll be discussing Mexico City’s extraordinary restaurant scene, which I believe is on par with New York, San Francisco, London or Singapore. This is simply one of the greatest cities in the world for high-end fine dining. But for now, here’s a before and after of a little salad I ate at Pujol.

Before: Salad of quelites at Pujol (photo by Brad A Johnson)

The salad was made with wild Mexican herbs or quelites, one of which looks a lot like rosemary but tastes more like seaweed. The little crouton-like things are tidbits of chicken skin that have been fried like tempura. Yes, this was an incredible salad. Pujol was one of the restaurants that helped revolutionize the dining scene in Mexico City.

Pujol in Mexico City (photo by Brad A Johnson)

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