Beets Are the Base of This Jewel-Toned, Mediterranean-Informed Mole in Brooklyn

Maria Fernanda Serrano’s mole rosa was pink long before this past summer’s “Barbie” movie mania. As executive chef of El Nico, which sits atop the new hotel Penny Williamsburg in Brooklyn, Serrano, a vet of both Pujol and Cosme, has put her lifelong love of sauces to work in the dish. 

Growing up outside Mexico...