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 Volume 6 | No. 16                                                                                                                                                    MAY 2018 ISSUE

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. ~ Karl Menninger

Good things happen when the kitchen listens. See what happened at Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar.  

Fernando Fernandez didn't know English when he got a job in a Miami kitchen. The Chileno was only one of seven different cultures in that kitchen. But the biggest culture shock came when he switched from banquets to restaurants. Read his story!

San Diego's favored Latina chef proves, once again, that good food (and drinks!) do not require complicated recipes in her second cookbook, The Latin Table.

The family member that Pinot Noir does not talk about: Pinot Grigio. Foodies West takes a look at one of the varietal's award-winning producers

Vincent Guerithault came to America with a few hundred dollars and a boatload of talent. A funny thing happened on the way to California. He found the promised land along the way and ended up opening one of the city's most beloved restaurants. Read his story!











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TORO LATIN RESTAURANT
& RUM BAR
a Richard Sandoval Collaboration
   
with Executive Chef Fernando Fernandez
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA



Good things happens when
the kitchen listens.

 

     

     



 







 
FERNANDO FERNANDEZ
Executive Chef
Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar 
Scottsdale, Arizona

I don't see different cultures. I prefer to believe in you.
 

 
 






 
THE LATIN TABLE
by Isabel Cruz
Owner/Chef of Isabel's Cantina & Barrio Star 

San Diego, California


The time you would spend making a complicated recipe is better spent enjoying the company of your family and friends.





     




 




 
MEZZACORONA PINOT GRIGIO
Multi-International Gold, Silver & Bronze
with Lucio Matricardi, Ph.D. 
Trentino, Italy


In essence, Pinot Grigio is an amazing grape. It can do wonderful things and has potential to be amazing with its aromas and richness.
 
 
 





VINCENT GUERITHAULT
- James Beard Best Chef Southwest 1993  
- International Food & Wine Society
Citation of Excellence
Officier in L'Ordre du Merite Agricole

VINCENT ON CAMELBACK 
Phoenix, Arizona

You don't know what the American
 Dream is until you try and see.

     





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