Douglas Rodriguez is considered the godfather of “Nuevo Latino” cuisine: In the nineties, he coined the phrase in his book, opened acclaimed (but now-shuttered) Patria in New York, and won a James Beard Award. Rodriguez currently operates Alma De Cuba in Philly and D. Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean in Miami, and he’s making his big return to New York to collaborate with his former sous-chef at Patria, Amigos executive chef Alex Garcia. Today they’re debuting a small, special menu at Amigos of dishes like pork belly tacos and a slow-roasted hanger steak enchilada, and it’ll run throughout the fall season. Take a look at all of the food, straight ahead.
Rodriguez ropa vieja empanadas with Asian slaw and tomatillo salsa.Photo: Liz Clayman
Yucatan-grilled salmon with spinach, mango, onion, tomatillo, and mango salsas.Photo: Liz Clayman
Snapper-crudo ceviche with tomato, red onions, cilantro, fresh lime, and D-Rod’s hot sauce.Photo: Liz Clayman
Slow-roasted hanger steak enchilada with rajas poblanos and queso Chihuahua.Photo: Liz Clayman
Mexican chocolate-chip cookies.Photo: Liz Clayman