Alejandro Cuatepotzo and Claude Pelletier
Arango Restaurant. Av. De la República 157, Col.Tabacalera, CDMX
Thursay, May 16th
Dress Code: Cocktail
Tourisme Montréal & Wine & Food Festival are pleased to invite you to Arango Restaurant.
“The experiences that arise from authentic roots are unforgettable”
We are excited to present Chef Claude Pelletier from Le Club Chasse et Pêche, one of Quebéc’s most outstanding chefs and chef Alejandro Cuatepotzo, a chef who is under the spotlight of Mexican cuisine, with the opening of his new restaurant, Arango, where a memorable culinary experience with the best cuisine from Montreal and Mexico City will take place. Together they will delight us with their flagship dishes, showing the authenticity of their roots. The menu will be four- course paired to perfection by expert sommeliers. Before dinner, we will enjoy a cocktail with Moët & Chandon Champagne and canapés.
Chef Claude Pelletier
Executive Chef/Partner, Crown Shy New York
A Greenwich Village native, James Kent started his culinary career as a summer apprentice at Bouley when he was fifteen-years-old. After taking classes at Le Cordon Bleu in London and Paris then graduating from Johnson and Wales, James moved back to New York where he spent time in the kitchens of Babbo, Jean- Georges and Gordon Ramsay at The London.
In the spring of 2007, James joined the team at Eleven Madison Park as a line cook and was quickly promoted to Sous Chef. In 2010, James placed first in the Bocuse d’Or USA Competition; he then represented the United States at the international finals of the Bocuse D’Or in Lyon, France the following year where he placed 10th in the world.
When he returned to New York, James was named chef de cuisine of Eleven Madison Park. Under his leadership, EMP received nearly every accolade bestowed on a restaurant including four stars from the New York Times, three Michelin stars and a coveted spot on the San Pellegrino list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. James was promoted to Executive Chef of the NoMad in the fall of 2013, the same year it was awarded its first Michelin Star.
In 2017, James left The NoMad to pursue his first solo project, an ambitious pair of restaurants in the landmark Art Deco building at 70 Pine – Crown Shy opened its doors on March 18, 2019.
Chef Alejandro Cuatepotzo
Born in Puebla city, for this Chef, the cuisine represent passion, creativity and constancy. Dedicated to discover the magic of the flavors from México, “There is nothing more exquisite tan refresh the memory, even more so if it is through the palate”.
He was recognized in 2015 as “Rising Star Chef “ by the Wine & Food Festival Cancún – Riviera Maya – México City, one of the most inportant culinary festivals in Latin América.
He was recognized by Travel & Leisure and Food and Travel México as one of the best culinary proposals of the country.
A disciple of Chef Enrique Olvera, he has taken his flavors and passion for the Mexican food to London, Turquish Islands and Caicos, Colombia, Arab Emirates and EEUU. He shared his cuisine and knowledge with Chef Martha Ortiz at their former project in San Miguel de Allende, Restaurant Antonia Bistro.
Currently he is running his own Restaurant, Arango, with vibrant gastronomy and amazing view overlooking the beautiful “Monumento a la Revolución” in México City.
Trout confit, blini, betabel, roe.
Sealed callus, fennel, lemon cream.
Chile Pasilla filled with tuna tartar, apple, avocado puree, cauliflower, ocoa oil and white ruffle.
Goat Cheese Bocó with salmon chorizo, fermented chilli sauce, banana puree.
First course, Alejandro Cuatepotzo
Cuitlacoche Tamal, Pipián, pumpkin flower, smoked cream, Oaxaca cheese, Quelites.
Second course, Claude Pelletier
New School Surf & Turf – Lobster, crunchy veal gizzards, Salicornia.
Third course, Claude Pelletier
Two forms deer – Tupinambo, Chanterelle Mushroom, White Turnip
Dessert, Alejandro Cuatepotzo
Coco, Mango, Chile