Although his renown destinations are scattered throughout the globe, Colorado is one of Sandoval's favorite places and home to five of his famous restaurants - Tamayo, Zengo, La Biblioteca, La Sandia Canita Northfield and La Sandia Canita Park Meadows. It's no wonder he chose his Denver restaurant and tequila library, La Biblioteca, to launch his new cookbook packed with over 125 flavorful dishes. I was lucky enough to go to the launch party where I met Sandoval himself, and tried a few bites from New Latin Flavors - Watermelon Margaritas, Venezuelan Corn Pancakes, Beef and Corn Anticucho, and Ham Croquettes. Sandoval says his food is "simple," giving the traditional recipes he grew up with, a modern twist of global flavor. His recipes are meant to be adapted to each individual taste, to be used as guidelines for your own masterpiece.
|Richard Sandoval Restaurants - Ham Croquettes|
|Chef Richard Sandoval signing my copy of New Latin Flavors|