In April, 2011 Miriam Flores was Executive Chef at Epoca Restaurante. When her Sous Chef quit, Miriam put out an ad looking for a replacement. After countless interviews and try-outs, she was beginning to lose hope. Then Veronica Colin walked in the door. Chef Flores had a good feeling about Veronica (Vero for short) right from the start.
Although Vero was fresh out of the Escuela Culinaria Internacional in Guadalajara, her hard work, determination, and willingness to learn made a positive impression on Chef Flores. The relationship between Chef and Sous Chef blossomed into a friendship and eventually the two decided to go into business together. Vero explained to Miriam that her family owned a Hotel on Venustiano Carranza that was barely staying afloat. Vero believed that there was so much potential for the space, but needed some inspiration and direction.
Miriam agreed to take a tour the following day and promptly fell in love with the space. That night, she began brainstorming ideas and drawing plans and soon La Luna was born. Chef and Sous Chef were now officially business partners and the road to La Luna began.
The two worked tirelessly day and night going over every detail. When construction began, Chef Flores and Vero were there every day to make sure every inch of cement laid and every nail hammered in met the standard of excellence they had for their project. It became a passion for the two friends who started out with an idea that they truly believed in. Their goal was to create something unique – space where anything is possible. After many months of work, La Luna officially opened its doors on Thursday, October 27th 2011. Many thanks are owed to senor Manuel Colin and Architect Joe Sanchez.