Restaurant notes: A look at Xilantro in Wayne
Modern Mexican and plenty of tequila on North Wayne Avenue.
Luis Marin, owner of the traditional El Sarape/Los Sarapes in Chalfont, Horsham, and Blue Bell, has gone for a modern experience at Xilantro, due to open for Sunday, May 29* for dinner at 103 N. Wayne Ave. in downtown Wayne (484-580-8415). It will then be closed Memorial Day and open for lunch and dinner on Tuesday, May 31. Sunday brunch is to start Sunday, June 5.
Marin is partnered with lawyer Joel Solomon, who is already considering other locations/cities.
They found chef Juan Pablo Quiroz in a most homespun way. His sister Veronica was dining at one of Marin's restaurants and was chatting him up about chiles rellenos. Marin mentioned that he was opening a new restaurant, and she replied that her brother trained at the Culinary Institute of America. He was working in Mexico when he got the call.
He's doing contemporary Mexican in the bright white and green dining room, including foams and molecular stuff. That, and tableside guacamole. And, down the line, a tortilla station.
Here are menus: