Alex Stupak

Chef Alex Stupak made his bones as a master of modernist pastry, working his way through the legendary experimental kitchens of Alinea in Chicago and wd~50 in New York. In 2011, itching for a new challenge, Stupak left pastry in his rear view, turning his attention to the savory flavors of Mexico.His first project, Empellón Taqueria, earned a James Beard Award nomination (Best New Restaurant) and a Food & Wine Best New Chef nod. Today Stupak’s family of restaurants also includes the impressionistic Empellón Cocina and Empellón al Pastor, where shots of mescal flow freely and Mexico City-style roasted pork is shaved directly off the spit. Stupak continues to explore and interpret Mexican cuisine, blending its techniques and traditions with a sensibility that is distinctly New York.

22 Jun 2017
by Jordana Rothman • In partnership with FOOD & WINE What does it mean to cook Mexican food in New York City? FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Alex Stupak weaves the spirit of Manhattan into the flavors of Mexico at his Empellón...
14 Apr 2017
by Jordana Rothman • In partnership with FOOD & WINE In a city like New York, there’s comfort in ritual. Here, FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Alex Stupak of Empellón Taqueria, Cocina and Al Pastor reveals the places he just...
14 Apr 2017
by Jordana Rothman • In partnership with FOOD & WINE FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Alex Stupak of Empellón Taqueria, Cocina and Al Pastor makes a case for his favorite New York City food artisans and producers. ...
28 Jun 2016
by Jordana Rothman • In partnership with FOOD & WINE Serves 10-12 For the Cocoa Dehydrated Chocolate Mousse:6.3 oz bittersweet chocolate (72 percent), choppedKosher salt3 large egg yolks3 large egg whites1/3 cup...
24 Jun 2016
by Jordana Rothman • In partnership with FOOD & WINE Serves 4 For the Coconut Crema:1 cup coconut milk1 tablespoon buttermilkKosher salt For the Chilmole Paste:11⁄2 teaspoons allspice...
25 May 2016
by Jordana Rothman • In partnership with FOOD & WINE You can explore the furthest reaches of Brooklyn or Queens to find inspiration in New York City, but for chef Alex Stupak, there’s enough to stir the spirit in the East Village...
10 May 2016
by Jordana Rothman • In partnership with FOOD & WINE  FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Alex Stupak of Empellón Taqueria, Cocina and Al Pastor sees the oyster as New York City’s most iconic food. Here’s where he heads for...
10 May 2016
by Jordana Rothman • In partnership with FOOD & WINE   FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Alex Stupak of Empellón Taqueria, Cocina and Al Pastor names the up-and-coming New York chefs currently tripping his radar.
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10 May 2016
by Jordana Rothman • In partnership with FOOD & WINE  FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Alex Stupak of Empellón Taqueria, Cocina and Al Pastor shares the New York people and places that have left their mark on his work. ...

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