Wednesday, March 31, 2010
US chef brings Venezuelan food to Connecticut
Valencia Luncheria, a small Venezuela-themed restaurant in Norwalk, Conneticut, has been featured on Guy Fieri's show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives".
Fieri and his film crew take viewers into the kitchen to watch US chef Michael Young prepare some of the restaurant's signature snacks, including empanadas, pastelitos, stuffed arepas, pernil and tostones.
Young says he serves up "Venezuelan beach food" at the 16-seat snack joint.
Best of all, he knows his avocado salsas, serving both a chunky Mexican-style guacamole on his shrimp tacos and a drizzly Venezuelan guasacaca that goes on just about everything else.
To visit the Luncheria Valencia website click here.
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