Ask The Chef: Matt Lake of Alamexo

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Chef Matt Lake of Alamexo at 2016 chile class
Chef Matt Lake of Alamexo at 2016 chile class
In a new feature to the site, I will be sitting down with chefs from across Utah and through a mix of charm, persuasion and outright bribery – wrangling out their expert knowledge and experience in the kitchen. First up, chef Matt Lake of Alamexo in downtown Salt Lake City. Lake is a life long student of the cuisine and culture of all the regions of Mexico and his passion for tradition can be seen throughout the menu at at Alamexo; which in true aficionado fashion borders on the obsessive and lunatic at times, in the most flattering ways of course. It’s why I can’t think of a better chef to start this series with. So if you have any question about this often times under appreciated cuisine let me know: ingredients, technique, history, you name it. Whether you’re confused by cascabels or jinxed by jicama send me your culinary query to stuart@gastronomicslc.com. I can’t promise your cooking will reach the heights of Alamexo or the upcoming Cantina De Alamexo – but why not try?
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