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Pic’s from June events!

Wow…. What a crazy and fun month it was!!!

Getting ready for Luminato @Arepa Cafe, thx to Eduardo and Marc for your help!

I was offering *chacapas, a traditional dish from my home country of Venezuela and they’re made with fresh corn, corn meal and serve with fresh cheese, basil, sea salt and olive oil. *Corn cakes



Setting up at Luminato!



Chacapas hot out of the grill.




Cooking at one of my private client’s home.

Heirloom tomatoes, fiori di late, basil and balsamic vinaigrette.


Roasted beef tenderloin, fingerling potatoes, vegies and red wine sauce



Apple crumble and home made vanilla ice cream


Picking up fresh Boston lettuce and herbs from my client’s garden.


Fresh green onions and basil.


Charcuterie display for an engagement party!!






Mini Greek salad on a cucumber cup.

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Thank you Luminato for the invited to these year’s event and to my dear clients.

To my crew, thank you so much guys for your hard work, love you guys!

Happy Summer.



Join me on celebrating Spanish food and culture.

Friday, July 24/15 at Bayview Village LCBO.

6 to 8pm for more info please call  416 222-7658

Summer Tapas Party!!

Sold out.

On the menu!

Sangria Clasica

classic sangria


Pan al Tomate

Fresh tomatoes, parsley, garlic & olive oil


Papas Bravas

Spanish chorizo, potatoes, tomatoes & roasted garlic aioli


Ganbas al Aji

Pan-seared shrimps, smoked paprika, parsley, white wine & garlic


Tortilla Española y Ensalada de berro

Potatoes, onions, eggs, parsley & watercress


Gracias y Olé.


I will be celebrating indigenous Pan American food with my good friends Mary Luz Mejia, Jose Hadad[Mad Mexican] Claudia Gaviria[Cruda Café], Paola Solarzano[Santo Pecado Catering], Natalia Martinez, Felipe Faccioli [MATA Petisco Bar], Michael Sacco[Chocosol] on Sunday, June 21 from 12noon to 7pm David Pecaut Square

Sabrosito will be making Venezuelan *cachapitas w/ fresh cheese, basil and olive oil, a dairy free option will be available w/ roasted butternut squash!
come by and say HOLA!!

*Cachapitas are made with fresh corn and corn meal serve with fresh cheese, basil, sea salt and olive oil.




Your Celebrating indigenous Pan American Food at Luminato!


Sabrosito in BlogTO!

Sabrosito made it to BlogTO’s  list of the 50 best catering options in the City.

Please chick on the link. BlogT.O.

Gracias BlogT.O.

Mexican style soup.


*Chifa shrimps and aji rojo dumplings [*Peruvian style]


Spanish chorizo w/potato and chick pea stew


Yours celebrating Latino American food and culture.



Happy Places, Cartagena!

After a great and emotional family reunion I decided to take a bit of time for myself so I flew to one of my favorite city in Colombia. . . It’s my second time in Cartagena de Indias, I was there two years ago and I just love fell in love with this city, The history, art, food and its people, make this city  unforgettable.

Traveling to Bocagrande in Cartagena.


Just loving it!


I visited Castillo San Felipe (San Felipe Castle) Located on the Hill of San Lázaro, this fortress was built by the Spanish in the 1600s. I admired the breathtaking views of old Cartagena and the sea from atop the hill.

Cartagena at night

I went to the Bóvedas district, an area known for its craft stores, art galleries and the night life is just amazing.




After week three of my Colombian holidays it was time to come back to reality.

I had a great time, saw old friends and I made new friends along the way.

So long beautiful Cartagena till next time.

Yours, having fun in Cartagena, Colombia


Family Reunion…..

After four years of planning with my baby sister Luz Adriana, we managed to get my family from Venezuela to travel and meet our Mother’s family from Colombia. This sound normal but you see our mother emigrated to Venezuela in the early 70’s because of the volatile and violent times in Colombia in those days. They called it “La violencia.”

We went back with our mother in 80’s and 90’s
to visit our grandparents but after the violence increase we stopped going so this was the first time our two families in 35 years got back together.

My family flew from Caracas to Bogota on December 15th and I was not able to go and meet them until New Year’s Day. What a great occasion to start the year, it was a very emotional reunion.


With my brothers, sister and cousins in Bogota!


My two little nieces Daniela and Valentina with cousin Paula


From right to left, my nieces Flor, Genesis, my sister Luz, brother Jairo and cousin Galvez.


My niece Genesis and cousin Daniela

We had so much fun traveling all over Bogota visiting my mother’s brother and sister’s and their families. As always, the food and drinks never stopped.

Roast chicken, avocado salad and boil potatoes


Changua[milk, bread and egg soup] so delicious


Bandeja Paisa[Grilled chorizo, chicken, rice, beans, fried plantain, arepas, avocado]


I was so happy that my family had the opportunity to get out of Venezuela for a well deserve holiday and to see how much Colombia has changed for the better.

My brothers and nieces were so happy to be able to walk freely everywhere without being alert or in fear that something bad might happen to them. I’m so blessed to have had this opportunity to be with them. I’m thankful for my family, friends and my blessings every day.

Grabiel Garcia Marquez National Gallery


The Botero Museum, is a must see in Bogota!


Frutas de Botero[ fruist by Botero]


Going up to Monserrate mountain.


Bogota at night, just love it!


The last few years my home country has gone thorough serious changes for the worse with high levels of corruption, crime and political violence which has taken over the life’s of 25.000 Venezuelans and with over 5.456 kidnappings a year it makes Venezuela one of the most dangerous places on the face of the earth. Most of the crimes go unpunished. Sadly some members of my family and friends had been murdered, robed and kidnap.

I have not seen my family from Venezuela in four years because most of the major air lines stopped flying into Venezuela because the Venezuelan government stop paying them and also for the lack of security for the tourists and their employees.

The irony here is that my mother left Colombia because of the history of violence now my family is trying to get out of Venezuela for that same reason. This just not only happened to my family but also to thousands of families all over Venezuela.

We want a peaceful and democratic nation just the way that it was when my brothers, sister and I grew up in Venezuela.

Sadly my holiday with my family ended on January 15th they went back to Venezuela and I pray to God to look after and protect them every day.

I will always be thankful for my mother.

Thank you Mom, I love so much.

Yours, celebrating my Colombian and Venezuelan family roost.


Totalmente Tamales Battle @PAFF!

I got very excite to be invited back to the 2nd annual Pan-American Food Festival!!

This year the organizers decided to add a competition to showcase one of the most  traditional dishes, that truly is representive of the Hispanic culture the tamal, with the “Totalmente Tamales battle

I was representing Venezuela with the Hallaca, which the Venezuelan version of the tamal.

In my kitchen getting ready to make 300 Hallaquitas with my good friend Valentina Mena, thx for you help Bella!


Arina Pan, the main ingredient of the making of Hallacas


Tamales is a traditional Christmas dish, but also is made all year round in some Central and South American countries.The essence of the tamal consists of “la masa” [dough made from corn meal or another starch) that’s been wrapped in leaves, then steamed or boiled. Some are wrap in corn husks or  plantain leaves. Some are plain or sweetened with molasses, coconut milk or chocolate, and depending where you are from some are stuffed with pork, chicken, beef in a sauce call guiso or stew[onions, garlic, peppers, leeks, tomatoes]

The word tamal comes to us from the Aztecs, who already had myriad interpretations of the leaf-wrapped parcels when the Spanish arrived.

La Masa* the dough

Culinary historian Maricel Presilla writes in Gran Cocina Latina. Some were stuffed with beans and chilies, others filled with “elaborate mixtures of meat, fish, turkey,” worms, seeds or cherries, she says.
“So prized were tamales that they were considered food for the gods,” she writes.
Aztec women, Presilla says, spent days making tamales for wedding feasts. And preparing them is still a grand production. Often friends and families will gather for tamaladas organizing themselves into efficient assembly lines to move the bundles along. All that work helps explain why, in many Latin countries, they’ve long been a treat synonymous with the holidays and other special occasions when people gather.
As for me, tamales has to made be like my Colombian grandmother, and my Venezuelan family use to make then, it brings me memories of my childhood and sense of who you I’m and where I come from, mi Raza.


El relleno* The stuffing


Haciendo Hallacas * making the tamal. Thx for your help Velentina!


*La Hallaca lista[the Hallacas are ready]


Mas Hallacas! More Tamales


With my good friend Liliana on the day of the event! Yeah maracuya


This is it!


I battled out with my goods friends Mexican chef Paula Solorzano , Panamanian Chef Rosy Earle and Colombian chefs Claudia Gaviria, Cookie Martinez and Chilean chef Christian Heise.


Chilean chef Christian Heise took the price for the best overall tamal with his version of the paella tamal.
My good friend Rosy Earle to the second place with the best masa.
And yours truly took the price for the best tamal stuffing.
I would like to thank the organizers, volunteers and all the people who came out on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to help us to celebrate our Pan-American Food Festival.
Special thanks to some members of the Venezuelan community who came out to show their support. Gracias


Que viva los tamales!

Yours celebrating Latino American food and culture

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*Spanish for: "Mmm. Wow. That's good!"