My colleague who lives in Mexico City had SUD 777 on his bucket list because of recommendations. According to a reputable website, it is supposed to be the 12th best restaurant in Latin America.
Before opening his restaurant, chef and co-owner Edgar Nuñez had worked at the best gourmet addresses in the world such as El Bulli in Spain, Paul Bocuse in France and Noma in Denmark. Now he uses his expertise to evolve the Mexican cuisine with its ingredients and flavors.
The name of the restaurant is derived from its location, as it is situated in the south of the city at 777 Boulevard de la Luz.
We opted for the tasting menu with wine pairing. The wines were all from Mexico, which I appreciated very much, because excellent wines are produced in this country.
In the background: black zapote (a Mexican papaya species), mandarin and local foie / in the center: Pumpkin flower, marigold flower, cocoa nibs / in the foreground: Escamol croquette (escamol are ant larvae).
A white wine from Baja California in northern Mexico. The producer family originally emigrated from France to Mexico.
Mint infused tomatoes, chamomile gel
An excellent rosé wine from the central highlands, about 500 km northwest of Mexico City
Carrot and coffee cannelloni, butternut squash sauce
A white wine made from the Colombard grape variety. The Casa Madero winery is located about 800 km north of Mexico City. It is the oldest winery in the Americas which has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1597.
Beetroot, labneh (a Lebanese cream cheese) and ash puree
This wine, made from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay grapes, is from the north of Mexico, just 50 km from the border with the United States of America.
Smoked lettuce, “mole amarillito”
Mole is a typical part of Mexican dishes. It comes in many different varieties. It is a sauce, often thick, made of various spices and thickened with corn, vegetables and sometimes even meat.
This wine, made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes, also comes from the very north of Mexico, just a few kilometers from the winery of the previous wine.
Spot prawn in three ways
A white wine (Sauvignon Blanc – Semillón) from the area of San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato, which I also visited on my 3-month trip.
Black cod, squid and black beans
We were served a sake from the only Mexican sake producer for the desserts. It was made using a traditional Japanese method with Japanese rice.
Fig ice cream and seaweed
Levisitic and caqui
Hazelnut and chocolate
Petit fours – the middle one had a smoky taste that I love!
We were very pleased with our visit to SUD 777: A great menu with wonderful Mexican wines to match.
The price/performance ratio was excellent. The menu cost MXN 1,850 (USD 88, EUR 78) and the wine pairing MXN 900 (USD 43, EUR 38).
This text is an automatic English translation from the German original by deepl.com