Former Noma pastry chef Rosio Sanchez will open a taqueria in Copenhagen this Sunday. Sanchez left the famed restaurant — which is run by chef René Redzepi — in April to work on the taqueria. It is called Hija De Sánchez, which translates to Sanchez's daughter. Redzepi — who recently went on a taco quest with chef Danny Bowien — is involved in the project but not in the food or the day-to-day operations, says Sanchez in an email to Eater. The New York Times filmed Sanchez and Redzepi talking about tortillas in the Noma test kitchen last year.
As for the food, details are currently scarce. Social media posts reveal that there will be tacos (obviously), as well as aguas frescas, and a variety of paletas possibly in flavors like avocado with cocao nibs, tres leches, and pineapple. Eater has reached out for more details.
Sanchez isn't the first well known pastry chef to open a taco concept. New York City chef Alex Stupak was formerly the pastry chef at Wylie Dufresne's now-shuttered restaurant wd~50. However, he left in 2011 to open a Mexican restaurant called Empellón. Stupak opened his third restaurant, Empellón Al Pastor last year.