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Mexico City, Mexico

Country cooking in the heart of Mexico City

Why visit? Centred around a beautiful leafy terrace festooned with twinkling lights, it's easy to fall in love with Maycoll Calderón's restaurant. One of Mexico's most talented chefs, he adds to the romance with simple seasonal dishes cooked over fire and smoke.  

Cooking style: Fresh, bright flavours abound in rustic dishes such as grilled red snapper with fennel broth and summer vegetables or gnocchi with lemon cream, wild mushrooms and goats' cheese. Wild berry tart and blueberry sorbet must not be missed.

About the chef: Originally from Venezuela, Calderón has worked in some of the world's best restaurants, including Arzak in San Sebastian, El Bulli in Catalonia and Jean-Georges Vongerichten's eponymous restaurant in New York. He also opened restaurants for Vongerichten in Puerto Rico and Mexico City before opening Huset in 2015.

What else? Huset is part of a large property that includes a hot yoga centre, bed and breakfast, spa, barber shop and concept store. 

Other ventures: Maycoll also owns Hanky Panky, a private members' club favoured by leading chefs, whose location is a closely guarded secret.

Top fact: Calderón's father, Wilson Calderón, is a famous artist and sculptor.

On the pass

  • Maycoll Calderón

Style of food

  • Rustic Mexican

Standout dish

  • Gnocchi with lemon cream, wild mushrooms and aged goats' cheese