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Cooks'Wares Class : A Puerto Rican Dinner Party with Vicky Rodriguez

  • Cooks'Wares 11344 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH, 45249 United States (map)

If you’ve ever had Latin food from the Caribbean, you know just how delectable traditional dishes can be, and you just might find something familiar here to re-create in your home kitchen.  Puerto Rico: The land of plantains, pork, and sofrito.  While the island is United States territory, its food pulls influences from Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean to create a cuisine all its own.  Puerto Rican food embodies the spirit of island cuisine, focusing on fresh fish, tropical produce and large family-style meals surrounding the grill.  Pork is king and we’ll be serving it with a chicken and mango salad. Oh, and keep in mind that it’s not a meal without plantains!

As you arrive, you will be greeted with a glass of Sangria – it sounds like a good start to the evening.  Vicky has come up with a menu filled with island flavors—and a couple of tricks you’ll be happy to have for your own backyard parties. 

  • Red Wine Sangria
  • Grilled Plantains and Eggplants
  • Chicken and Mango Rainbow Vegetable Salad in Won Ton Cups
  • Croquetas de Bacalao (Salted Codfish Croquettes)
  • Grilled Pork Kebabs with Guava Glaze