El Rey: A tradition of flavors
Dionicio Jiménez, executive chef of El Rey, a STARR Restaurant in Center City, was featured at the most recent edition of AL DÍA Chef Series. The event was created to showcase the cultural impact of Latino cuisine in the Greater Philadelphia area by highlighting prominent Latino chefs among the most successful immigrant entrepreneurs in the Latino community.
The chef talked about the culinary process of maintaining a traditional Mexican flavor while creating his own original dishes. Guests had the opportunity to taste traditional dishes including enchiladas de pollo, ceviche, guacamole paired with traditional Mexican drinks like margaritas and palomas (Mexican cocktail that mixes tequila with grapefruit soda).
Gabriel Robitaille served traditional Mexican drinks like margaritas and palomas (Mexican cocktail that mixes tequila with grapefruit soda), to guests Marla Samora, Jonah Eaton and Glenn Bergman.
Aileen Connolly, of AL DÍA News; Nicole Pumphrey, from The Welcoming Center; Stephanie Arck-Baynes, senior manager of communications & public relations of Philabundance, next to Glenn Bergman, executive director of Philabundance.
Ciara Montero from Visit Philly and Chermaina Roundtree of Philadelphia International Airport.
Christopher Gale, Bernard Buckley next to Natalia Dominguez Buckley, regional director of International Business Development at Pa Department of Community and Economic Development
Jonah Eaton, next to Lilian Wehbe, Orlando Almonte and Marla Samora, of the Nationalities Service Center.
Eduardo Rodríguez and Lucía Tejo, of AL DÍA News, next to Pilar Casi and Daniel Sánchez.