Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This Latino is Doing Their Thing
It's always good to see a Latino in mainstream shows. This Sunday on the Food Network's The Next Iron Chef we find out who wins between Jose Garces and Jehangir Mehta. Chef Garces is originally from Chicago but after opening his first restaurant in Philadelphia in 2005, he has since created an empire. He has opened four additional restaurants, in both Philadelphia and Chicago; authored a stunning cookbook, Latin Evolution (Lake Isle Press, September 2008); and appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, defeating Iron Chef Bobby Flay.
Chef Garces is probably one of the few Ecuadorians in Philadelphia because I haven't met many. I've been to a few of his restaurants including Chifa and Distrito...I recommend them both. If you're interested in celebrating his upcoming "win" I believe Distrito has some spots left open for Next Iron Chef viewing party.
In conclusion, Garces = #LatinosDoingTheirThing.