By Isoul Harris
The capital city of Mexico is a global cultural hub. Museo Jumex houses the largest private contemporary art collection in Latin America—from Orozco to Warhol—and the $70 million Museo Soumaya features a top floor full of Auguste Rodin sculptures. Gabriela Camara and Pablo Bueno present unique Baja California-inspired surf and turf small plates at MeroToro in the fashionable Colonia Condesa nabe and famed chef Enrique Olvera’s Pujol, is not only widely considered the country’s best restaurant, with Olvera’s unique spin on traditional Mexican fare, but since its inception in 2000, it has maintained a top-20 status on just about every notable world food list. Also upending the unexpected: the St. Regis Hotel Mexico City with its contemporary art and high-end, modern decor. The impeccable condo-sized suites discourage venturing outside into the D.F. (Distrito Federal, as the city is also known), and the premium seafood and sirloin at Michelin starred chef Jean-Georges’s J&G Grill, one of the hotel’s three restos, is on par with any other eatery in this city of boundless culinary choices.