We have a good friend who picks out most of the places we eat, so this was his choice, and a great one as it turns out. We love Mexican food and were a bit suspicious of the French fusion part, would it be a bit pretentious? Instead it was creative without losing the underlying elements of its Mexican heritage, chiles, mole, pork, beef. The soup was a seasonal blend of autumn spices with some bacon and a subtle heat, so smooth and delicious. We also had pork rillettes, again that subtle heat and nice texture. Our friends had the skate wing and carne asada, made with New York strip, they said they were very good. The skate wing apparently also had some unexpected but welcome spice. We had lamb and pork cheeks. The lamb had a surprise bit of pork cheeks which my husband really liked. I had the pork cheeks with a mole and cocoa chile with pumpkin risotto and brussel sprouts. The mole was rich but balanced by the risotto which had a mild flavor. We tried dessert too, chocolate enchiladas, an apple tart and an avocado mousse. The first two desserts were gone in seconds, the mousse was tasty, but there was some left, so I assume we all agreed that we are not fans of avocado for dessert.
The owner and chef came and talked to us, which was fun. We had made our reservations before we knew he would be on Top Chef, but we are fans of the show so it was fun to talk about his experience, even though he would give us no hints about the outcome. When I heard the restaurant had a Michelin star, I was worried that the food would be forced, outrageously expensive and the owner a bit aloof. Although the meal was expensive, it was not outrageously so. The food was delicious with flourishes, but not too many, and the chef/owner was personable, relaxed and friendly.
Overall a great experience.