Chef Jonathan Waxman
Chef Jonathan Waxman

Jonathan Waxman Serves 'Foods of Baja' at Rosa Mexicano

Baja California is very hot right now. Just ask Anthony Bourdain, The New Yorker, or Dwell. Now chef Jonathan Waxman, cookbook author, chef/owner of Barbuto in NYC and culinary consultant for Rosa Mexicano, is debuting his "Foods of Baja" menu at the restaurant's West Hollywood and L.A. Live locations. It offers a "seasonal celebration inspired by the signature flavors of the Baja peninsula."

The menu includes things like roasted pork shoulder tacos with ginger, lime, chile and cabbage salad; calamari stuffed with chorizo in cazuela; fideo with rabbit, arbol chili-roasted tomato salsa, portabello mushroom, chicken thighs and scallions; and a plum and blackberry compote with crema Catalana for dessert. You also can try a minimalist Miel de Toronja cocktail made with tequila, mezcal, honey, fresh grapefruit and lime.

The menu runs from June 6 to July 1, and is part of the Flavors of Mexico cooking series that Waxman has been designing over the past few months. Sure, the actual drive to Baja takes only a few hours, but the crowds at Rosa Mexicano won't ever compare with the throngs of people waiting to cross the border.


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