Cosme

We arrived at Cosme an hour and 20 minutes early for our 2pm reservation and were kindly welcomed into the bar. I wasn’t sure about Cosme after being disappointed at Pujol however we had some time so decided to give it a go. The service staff were lovely however a little confused at our early arrival and asked the same questions a number of times. We soon got a table which was nice.

The dining room has a very similar feel to Pujol and you can see that they’ve got similar influences. I love that Daniela Soto-Innes runs the place and hires a 50/50 male to female ratio for her staff! Hence why we decided to check it out.

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The service staff provide advice on portion sizes and have really good eye contact. Spiegelau glasses which aren’t my favourite however they do the job. It’s an a la carte brunch menu being a Sunday and we order a few things to try.

Chilaquiles; green with chicken. Bit bland for my liking.

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Arctic char tostada. Bit hot but packs the flavour.

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Epazote quesadilla, again bland. But as advertised, cheese quesadilla.

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Duck enmoladas, mole is nice and duck cooked well. Lamb barbacoa, the standout dish of the menu that we had however so much of it! It’s soft and tender and the flavours work well together.

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We’re talked into the Husk meringue for dessert. The corn husks are yum but the cream is a bit much.

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Overall Cosme was a bit of a disappointment and I really wasn’t expecting much. Fiancee had a great analogy though because I was starting to question whether I liked Mexican food. You can like the genre but you might not like the artist, turns out Enrique Olivera just isn’t my favourite artist.

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