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.
An innovative concept from chef José Andrés, China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas combines the flavors of Mexico and China to create a breakthrough restaurant experience that encompasses both authentic dishes and inspired new favorites.
Here, noodles and tacos come together in a festive, stylish setting. Guacamole is made to order and served alongside hand cut noodles with spicy pork and peanuts. A wide array of tacos includes everything from authentic carnitas to inspired soy-marinated duck and salsa, all crafted in house-made tortillas.
Located within The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, this is not the Chinese or Mexican food you might expect. Inspired by José Andrés’ travels through China and Mexico, China Poblano brings authentic ingredients and techniques from both cultures, then adds José‘s unique brand of creativity to produce something amazing.
ABOUT José Andrés
Named as one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” and “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is known for his avant-garde cuisine and his award-winning group of 27 restaurants throughout the country and beyond. His innovative minibar by José Andrés earned two Michelin stars in 2016 and 2017. Andrés’ work has earned numerous awards including the 2015 National Humanities Medal, one of 12 distinguished recipients of the award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.