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What's Cooking at Hotel Matilda's Moxi Restaurant

June 2, 2016

Chef Carlos Zamora Larios, the new Chef de Cuisine at the Hotel Matilda's Moxi, has held a variety of positions at restaurants and hotels in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Veracruz and San Miguel de Allende.

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico - Hotel Matilda has promoted Carlos Zamora Larios to the position of Chef de Cuisine of Moxi, announced Hotel Matilda Director Bruce James. Moxi is the hotel's acclaimed restaurant that is operated by Mexico's superstar chef, Enrique Olvera.

"Carlos has demonstrated exceptional culinary skills, insight and savvy in serving as the Executive Sous Chef of Moxi, making him the ideal candidate to oversee the guest experience in our extraordinary dining room," explained Mr. James.

Offering original interpretations of Mexican classics, Moxi's menu is inspired by the rich, diverse Mexican tradition of authentic flavors and dishes that vary from region to region and state to state.


Last week Moxi received a significant recognition for its culinary excellence: In its 2016 list of the 25 Best Restaurants in Mexico, The Daily Meal named it the country's #3 restaurant.

Chef Zamora, who was born in Mexico City and was graduated from the city's Ambrosia Culinary Center, has 14 years of experience in the food industry. He has held a variety of positions at restaurants and hotels in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Veracruz and San Miguel de Allende.

He joined the culinary team at Hotel Matilda as Executive Sous Chef in 2015. In addition to overseeing Moxi, his responsibilities include catering and social events, including parties, weddings and meetings.

During 2016, Chef Zamora will be participating in seminal culinary events in the United States and Mexico, beginning with two in July: cooking with Executive Chef Paul Anders at his acclaimed Sweet Basil and Mountain Standard restaurants in Vail, Colorado, and collaborating with Enrique Olvera and Matteo Salas, executive chef at acclaimed peri in San Miguel, on the menu of the Kick-Off Dinner at Moxi of the San Miguel de Allende Food Festival. In November, he will collaborate on a Day of the Dead Supper Club at Moxi with famed Oaxacan chef Alex Ruiz, and then in December on a Posada Supper Club with celebrity chef Martha Ortiz.

"I am devoted to the pursuit and appreciation of great food, and to providing the superior quality that our guests expect," said Chef Zamora. "Being a chef is a complete circle, with each step married to the other, from procuring the highest quality locally sourced ingredients, to the techniques used in preparing the food, the service delivery, and even the recycling programs."

Hotel Matilda is a popular foodie destination in Mexico, known for its heralded Moxi restaurant and for hosting gala culinary events, notably special Supper Clubs held several times a year in Moxi that typically feature Chef Olvera and famous guest chefs collaborating on original menus with wine and tequila pairings.

Hotel Matilda is a dynamic contemporary hotel celebrated for its chic lifestyle-focused guest experience and one-of-a-kind art and culinary events. The 'Matilda lifestyle' guest experience combines an award-winning holistic spa; Bar Mi known for its creative mixology; designer rooms and suites; a vibrant art-gallery-like interior - the first and only contemporary ambiance in colonial San Miguel de Allende - filled with an eclectic collection of dramatic contemporary works by noted artists, many specifically commissioned for the hotel; and world-class dining by Enrique Olvera in Moxi. For more information and reservations, call 855-MATILDA (855-628-4532) toll free, email info(at)hotelmatilda.com, or visit HotelMatilda.com.