The culinary world has long been fascinated by the idea of Michelin stars, the highest form of recognition for a restaurant. The Michelin Guide is one of the most prestigious guides in the world and is published annually by the renowned tire company.
Michelin stars are awarded to restaurants based on a number of criteria such as quality of food, innovation, presentation, flavor and overall dining experience. Restaurants that receive one star are “a very good restaurant in its category”; two stars indicate “excellent cooking, worth a detour”; and three stars denote “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”
Recently, there has been much buzz surrounding Cosme, a Mexican restaurant located in New York City. The restaurant opened in 2014 to rave reviews and quickly gained recognition for its creative and innovative cuisine. In 2016, Cosme was awarded two Michelin stars – only the third Mexican restaurant to receive that honor – making it one of the most sought after restaurants in NYC.
The menu at Cosme is constantly evolving and features dishes from all over Mexico such as wood-grilled octopus with tomatillo-avocado salsa, smoked corn esquites with queso fresco and cilantro leaves and duck carnitas with mole negro and hoja santa. The food is cooked with local ingredients from Mexico City markets ensuring that all dishes are full of flavor and authenticity.
The atmosphere at Cosme is warm and inviting with an open kitchen that allows guests to watch as their meals are prepared right before their eyes. The restaurant also boasts an extensive tequila list featuring some of Mexico’s finest tequilas as well as an impressive selection of mezcals.
Cosme has firmly established itself as one of NYC’s premier dining destinations thanks to its two Michelin stars and its dedication to serving authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. It is no wonder why people from all over the world flock to this award-winning establishment every night for an unforgettable dining experience.
Yes, Cosme is indeed a Michelin Star restaurant having been awarded two stars in 2016 – making it only the third Mexican restaurant ever to have received such an honor.