Gavin P. Smith – The Griffin Report
In the music world, the word “godfather” might lead you to think of the late James Brown. In film, you may picture Marlon Brando. However, in the rapidly emerging niche of Cuban cuisine, there is a new godfather of “Nuevo Latino Cuisine”, Chef Doug Rodriguez. Rodriguez is making a big splash by tapping into a mystique that Americans have been in love with for decades. The result is an explosion of Cuban dishes, flavors and fine dining concepts onto the restaurant scene.
Regardless of whether you call it mystique, or taboo, Rodriguez is serving up what Americans cannot typically get – ‘all things Cuban’.