Who better to lead the way for this project than Ricardo Muñoz Zurita, aka the Anthopologist of Mexican Cuisine? Known for his investigation and restoration of traditional Mexican cuisines, Muñoz Zurita is the best man for the job.
Azul Histórico is a subset of the now-classic Azul y Oro in the Cuidad Universitaria area of Mexico City. Nestled in Francisco Sergio Iturbe’s former mansions, a twentieth century Mexican art relic, the restaurant itself is cozied up in the shade on the main patio. The art on the walls is iconic, too. With pieces like “Las Comadres” by sculptor Mardonio Magaña and “El Holocausto”, a mural by Manuel Rodríguez Lozano.
Azul isn’t exactly white tablecloth. In fact, there are no tablecloths. The bare tables are etched with area street names and are the setting for craft Mexican food.
Among our faves are the duck -stuffed donuts drenched in mole, the cochinita pibil panuchos (stuffed tortillas), the black chili mole served with venison, and the chocolate cake topped with gorgonzola ice cream. The best part? In addition to the traditional offerings, there’s an homage paid to a specific regional cuisine or ingredient every month.