Santo Remdio is the brain child of Edson Diaz-Fuentes, he’s Mexican of course, but didn’t really get the cooking bug until living in New York, where he was intrigued by the arguments he heard in his local shops about where the best Mexican food could be had. Before long he was running a successful supper club, at first for friends, but quickly the word spread and he never looked back. But while Edson has stayed close to his roots, taking advantage of family and local knowledge for help and inspiration, that hasn’t stop him trying new things and boy does it shows in his cooking.
We met up with Edson and tried some of his simply amazing and eye opening food, we even tried the Grasshoppers, which were surprisingly nice and afterwards we were left wondering why we were such wimps. However it was his quesadilla’s made with Hibiscus flower and Chihuahua style cheese which really blew us away. Even after several bites we kept on asking with disbelief if he’d got it mixed up with something else more, well meaty. Edison explained that he needed to find a vegetarian option for one of his supperclubs and this was the result. The meaty texture and flavours were fantastic, you really just need to try them for yourself, meat eater or vegetarian. To put simply New York’s loss is London’s gain.
Their Mexican Independence Day Pop Up is taking place over two days inside Tooting Market, a market with the potential of Brixton Village market for food and their signs of this are growing. The beautifully little Brindlesticks wine bar reaching it’s 1st birthday, is a case in point.
So if this sounds like your kind of event, do Mexican Independence Day as the Mexicans would, on Saturday evening you’ll get to try traditional food, delicious Don Julio Tequila cocktails, live music and DJ. Last but not least Bindlesticks will also be on hand with a cash bar. While Sunday’s afternoon event promises to be a bit more chilled.
Visit their website or click the image to see the full line up etc.