Salad days for Latin food

Nuevo Latino heats up the West


Cuban Bread Salad

An emerging cuisine is appearing on menus at restaurants like Destino, La Luna Restaurant, and Asia de Cuba in San Francisco; Xiomara in Pasadena; Miramonte Restaurant and Café in the Napa Valley; and Fandango in Seattle.

The inspiration for Nuevo Latino often comes from blending (or trying to blend) Latin foods with European or Asian elements. Taste a deliciously successful merger in this lively salad from Johnny Alamilla at Alma in San Francisco's Mission District (415/401-8959).

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