Ana Castro's Fabulous, Modern, Monochromatic Mole

Liz Grossman

When Ana Castro, chef/owner of Lengua Madre, was working on R&D before the opening of her almost year-old New Orleans restaurant, she focused on a few things she loved: moles, bold colors, and textured piles. “I’m inspired by textures that naturally converge in nature, like on a forest floor or in a creek,” says Castro. “I wanted to create a dish that was delicious, layered, but also...