Martha Ortiz comes to London with a Mexican restaurant at InterContinental Park Lane

Mexican food in London really seems to be going to the next level at the moment. With El Pastor, Breddos, Corazon and hopefully the return of Santo Remedio in 2017, it really is the next big thing. And now another top Mexican chef is coming to town... 

Martha Ortiz has won plaudits for Mexico City's Dulce Patria and now she's coming to the InterContinental Park Lane, joining Theo Randall as the hotel's second restaurant, called Ella Canta. The restaurant will be designed by David Collins Studio and has the rather prestigious address of 1 Park Lane.

Promised for the menu are: 

  • White fish ceviche topped with creamy hibiscus flower, piquin chile, cinnamon and pickled vegetables
  • beef tartare with maiz gordita and Papaloquelite oil
  • seafood and lobster pozole
  • cacahuacintle maiz with traditional garnishes

Plus there will be a focus on mole sauces, with a tasting menu of seven moles planned to be a centrepiece. 

And on top of that, expect a standalone bar with its own snacks, as well as lots of mezcal (truly the drink of the moment) and tequila on the menu.

Martha Ortiz's Ella Canta at InterContinental London Park Lane opens in early 2017. For more, follow them on Twitter @ellacantalondon.

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