Chef Paco from Guadalajara serves up inventive flavors on the 76th floor of Bangkok Mahanakhon.
After postponing its final opening date, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon has unveiled more details about its Mexican restaurant, Ojo, where chef Francisco “Paco” Ruano of Alcalde will be cooking up unique interpretations of Mexican cuisine on the 76th floor.
Foodwise, chef Paco is hailed for his creativity and unorthodox passion for flavors in his home of Guadalajara, Mexico. His menu aims to shatter stereotypes diners might have about the cuisine.
Among those dishes are aguachile with fresh tiger prawns and fresh coconut ceviche served with young coconut, fermented soy, and leche de tigre with yellow chili. More inventive dishes include a slow-cooked short rib birria—a traditional stew mixed with goat and sheep cooked with aromatic spices at a low heat.
Named after the Mexican spiritual tool Ojo de Dios, roughly translated Eye of God, the interior vies for attention with sheer glamor—think a shimmering liquid-gold backdrop, visually arresting quartz crystal, and, of course, gigantic chandeliers.
Ojo is to open soon on the 76th floor of The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon.