Further details have been revealed about chef Martha Ortiz's restaurant, called Ella Canta, to open later this year at the InterContinental London Park Lane hotel.
The restaurant takes its name from the Spanish for ‘she sings', to express the passion, pride, and femininity of Ortiz's cooking. It will showcase her cuisine, which blends Mexican cooking traditions with contemporary techniques and artistry.
Starters such as white fish ceviche topped with creamy hibiscus flower, pequin chilli, cinnamon and pickled vegetables; and beef tartare with maiz gordita and Papaloquelite oil, will be followed by salads and main courses including seafood and lobster pozole, and cacahuacintle maiz with traditional garnishes.
The menu will also showcase mole, a rich, cacao-tinged sauce with a history said to date back to the 16th century. Ortiz will serve a tasting menu of seven moles to honour the intricate dish, which contains an average of 20-30 ingredients and a hand preparation process that can take at least a day.
Interior architects David Collins Studio, overseen by creative director Simon Rawlings, has been working on the restaurant interiors.
The destination bar will offer carefully-sourced rare mezcal and have a tequila focus with signature cocktails and small plate style menu.
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