Celebrated by guests and critics alike for a deliciously unique menu where surprising techniques and bold flavors reign supreme, Estela is one of those restaurants that's on everyone's list.

Chef Ignacio Mattos's debut cookbook, written with Gabe Ulla and featuring photography by Marcus Nilsson, Estela brings one of downtown's favorite restaurants to life. Quite the labor of love, all of the recipes showcased, no matter how small the side, are showstoppers in and of themselves. Calling upon complex flavors, culinary skill and a plating expertise.

For your next dinner party, ditch the pigs in a blanket, and nail one of these three sure-to-impress dishes!  

[Photos by Karissa Ong]