Mexico: Hotel Matilda, a boutique hotel in San Miguel de Allende, has hired chef Enrique Olvera, to run its bar and restaurant.
Olvera, described as Mexico’s most recognized chef, is now responsible for the operation of the hotel restaurant, Moxi , and the hotel lounge, Bar Matilda. He is currently revamping both, including creating new restaurant, bar and wine menus. His new menus will be launched on June 21.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Chef Enrique and introduce a level of culinary sophistication to San Miguel de Allende that previously could only be found in Mexico City,” said Hotel Matilda director Bruce James. “From the beginning, refined, innovative Mexican cuisine has been our culinary emphasis at Hotel Matilda, and now with Chef Enrique on board we are taking our dining experience to the highest international standard.”
Olvera has received numerous prestigious awards: in 2011 and 2012 his Mexico City restaurant, Pujol made the San Pellegrino list of “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”, GQ México named him one of the “15 Men of the Year.”
in 2009 and Food & Wine described Olvera in 2010 as one of the “10 Most Promising Figures in World Cuisine”
On June 21st, Olvera will be hosting a special dining event at Moxi for a limited number of VIP guests. Seats will be auctioned to the highest bidders.