Fine dining has evolved since the haute cuisine of the 90s and 00s, which was characterised by luxury and excess, as much as the gels and foams that adorned each dish. KOL retains the same sense of reﬁnement as London’s other ﬁne establishments – yet it has a thoroughly Mexican sensibility that can be tasted in its ﬂavours and appreciated in its design. Speaking of his time at NOMA Mexico, Lastra notes that he learned the meaning of quality from Rene Redzepi, for whom, “quality is something that is made with respect, not something that is rare. Ultimately, everything narrows down to craft and respect.” Lastra continues in his mentor’s footsteps, infusing care and respect into every element, and at every stage. The best of both worlds, KOL is an interpretation of European ﬁne-dining through the lens of authentic Mexican cuisine, all of which can be washed down with a Mezcal – that most Mexican of spirits.