What brings Mexico and China together? You could start with the Spanish galleons that first sailed the Pacific in 1565 in the reign of King Philip II. Along with the lucrative trade in silk and silver, they brought Asian spices and fruit to Mexico, and New World peppers to the Middle Kingdom of China. They also brought the legend of an Asian girl kidnapped by pirates and shipped to Mexico, known as La China Poblana.
Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup, China Poblano continues a voyage, first dreamed by Christopher Columbus, that has connected East and West for the last five centuries.
China Poblano has a newly constructed a living room/lounge area outside of the restaurant. Our living room provides a great space for cocktail sipping, food munching, and people watching (which, in The Cosmopolitan is a divine way to spend your time).
A great spot to wait for your to go food or drink order!
Since arriving to the United States over 20 years ago, José Andrés has helped promote the cuisine and culture of his native Spain. In May 2012, he was named Dean of the Spanish Studies program of the International Culinary Center, the first and only program of its kind offered in the United States.
The ICC, originally founded as The French Culinary Institute, is a world leader in culinary education and has graduated over 22,000 alumni worldwide. The unique program was designed by José Andrés, and Colman Andrews, a leading expert on Spanish cuisine, author of Catalan Cuisine, co-founder of Saveur and editorial director of www.thedailymeal.com
In addition to receiving a world-class training in traditional and modern Spanish cuisine, students will learn Spanish culture, history, geography and culinary terminology, making it the most authentic and comprehensive Spanish culinary program in the country.
Classes will begin on February 5th, 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.internationalculinarycenter.com/content/spanish_culinary_arts.
Taste: Inspired Experiences from the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, is one of six videos that will air on the IFC and the Sundance Channel during November and December. These videos feature The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and a behind the scenes look into the inspirations and unique experiences available at the hotel. Taste features Chef José Andrés, and how his philosophy of dining has been integrated into the exclusive elements of the Cosmopolitan through China Poblano and Jaleo Las Vegas.
For the video, click here.
Because eating only two meals a day at China Poblano is clearly not sufficient, we are excited to announce our new brunch menu. We will now open at 10 AM Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and serve a new selection of breakfast dishes along with a selection of our lunch and dinner favorites. And don’t miss our China Poblano version of the Bloody Mary, the María Sangrienta, plus other brunch cocktails.
Join us this weekend!
To download a PDF brunch menu, click here.
Thanks to the Las Vegas Sun for posting this video tour of our new home, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
After years of planning and months of construction, we’re excited to announce that China Poblano is now open for business. Please come by and try all the dishes we’ve been keeping to ourselves for the past few months.
Our menu will be changing frequently for a while as we get used to working in a new kitchen in a new (and fabulous) hotel, so please bear with us if your favorites come and go. But please let us know!
Can’t wait to see you soon!