As much I wanted to be part of these year’s PAFF it was hard for me because of the passing of my Mother but after talking with my family and the support of friends I decide to participate.
So I was battling it out with my good friends and fellow Latinos chefs Paola Solorzano[Mexico], Natalia Martinez[Colombia], Cristian Heisen [Chile], Lenis Ascaliano[Venezuela]
The vote was very close, and the winner with the best overall empanada was Lenis Ascaliano with her Venezuelan version..
I took the most original prize with a sweet empanada that I made in memory of my mother cuz she always liked her sweets . I made a empanada stuff with quince and queso fresco , I made the dough with lots of butter, almonds, AP flower, eggs and milk.
Made 300 of these little turovers!!
With my my fellow Venezuela chef Lenis Ascaliano
The featured country for these year APFF was Mexico , and what a party we had!!
At the openning party with Tequilla, Mariachis and good friends
With Paola, Mary Luz, Adriana and Patricia!
Mariachi de Mexico with Daniel Garcia-Herrero PAFF director and Miss Latino runner-ups.
Colours of Mexico!
Tacos courtesy of Mexican chef Jorge de Rosa!
Dancers getting ready for el Danzon!!
Volunteers what can we do without you !!!!!!!! Thank you for you hard work
We had a great time, a big thanks to Mary Luz Mejias and Dainel Garcia-Herrero for the invitation , and to all the organizers and volunteers .
Yours for 2015 PAFF