COMING SOON - WINTER 2018
At MODERN ADVENTURE, we aim to bring travelers the deeply immersive, flavorful experience of travel that brings a sense of place, and people, to life. Below, we've featured a few of our friends and local craftsmen and makers from Mexico City & Oaxaca that embody the joyful, remarkable, and celebratory spirit of a Modern Adventurist. And, for the record, Mexico continues to simply blow our minds.
Eduardo Javier Angeles Carreño
It takes grit to earn the esteemed title of mezcal maestro, a badge Eduardo Javier Angeles Carreño doesn’t take lightly. As the owner of Oaxaca-based La Locura and a pioneer of single-origin agave production, Carreño compares mezcal to medicine, a liquor so reverential and patrimonial, it would be blasphemy to drink it any way but straight. The best way to try Carreño’s mezcal is in the field, as the maestro believes, “if you want to feel the ocean, you have to get in it. People need to come to the source in Oaxaca to truly appreciate mezcal.”
A connoisseur of made-in-Mexico wine, César Margain brings the country’s best bottles to the table of Broka Bistrot, his hidden urban oasis and contemporary Mexican restaurant housed within a retrofitted mansion in Roma Norte. Curating dishes like egg croquettes topped with béchamel sauce and pulled-pork tacos tucked within blue corn tortillas, Margain’s menu also reflects his decades of studying Mexico’s flourishing wine industry. Each dish is served with varietals produced in Baja Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe like stellar pinot noir, merlot, malbec, and tempranillo.
A passionate creative, accomplished designer, and an unmatched ceramicist are just some of the ways to describe Rodrigo Noriega, one of Mexico’s prolific young artists with an astute eye for combining contemporary fashion and Mexico’s traditional spirit. Whether designing interiors at cult-favorite Coqui Coqui hotels in Merida and Valladolid or partnering with world-class brands like Veuve Clicquot on custom activations, you’ll find the likes of Noriega’s work presenting at Zona Maco, one of the most prestigious and highest-attended international art fairs worldwide, often described as the Art Basel of Mexico.