Jean-Georges in Mexico City

Sunday, June 24, 2012 3comments No tags Permalink 0

JG Grill opened in the St. Regis last week – it’s the first Jean-Georges restaurant in Latin America (the chef is from NYC). We visited for a tasting our first night in Mexico City. Uni, avocado, salmon, foie gras, tuna ribbons…and all the desserts.

Uni layered over black bread with jalapeño and yuzu.

Salmon sashimi over crisp rice, a dab of chipotle mayonnaise in the middle.

Tuna cut into long ribbons, paired with spicy radish and a ginger marinade.

Steamed shrimp with beurre blanc. A salad of avocados and enoki mushrooms, and a champagne dressing

Avocado pizza on a cracker-thin crust with jalapeño, cilantro, and lime.

A roasted corn ravioli with basil broth and a tomato and red onion salad.

Seared halibut with black beans cooked in peppers and herbs.

Foie gras brulée served over brioche with roasted strawberries and balsamic vinegar…

…and then onto dessert!!

J&G Cheesecake with lemon cream, blueberry sorbet, and fresh blueberries.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae. The big scoops in a bath of chocolate fudge sauce, topped with peanuts, candied popcorn and whipped cream. You can also find this exact same dessert at ABC Kitchen in NYC.

Mango Upside-Down Cake with both basil ice cream and mango sorbet.

Macerated Cherries, pistachio ice cream, and almond cream.

Warm Chocolate Cake and vanilla ice cream…a Jean-Georges classic.

And last but not least, Macerated Strawberries with fresh mint, sour cream-poppy seed sorbet and dots of crisp meringue.

3 Comments
  • anonymous
    June 25, 2012

    My mouth is watering! Avocado pizza is perhaps the best idea I've ever heard. And those desserts!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    June 26, 2012

    Hi Genesee! Loved the idea of an avocado pizza as well! Must try to recreate at home ^_^

  • anonymous
    June 27, 2012

    Hi kathy. Its not hes first restaurant in latin america. The first one was at one and only palmilla hotel in los cabos.

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