“Your family will thank you with smiles and empty plates… That’s love right there.” – Chef Aarón Sánchez
Up the front steps and into a chic rustic restaurant where fresh white linen topped tables, high ceilings and warm colored walls invited me in. It was my first time there. Excited and yet little nervous to meet Chef Aarón Sánchez, I sat and sipped on a cold delicious glass of a Raspberry Rumba (pictured below) as I admired the ambiance.
The reason for this awesome event?
Chef Aarón Sánchez recently partnered with Sierra Mist Natural to bring together a program that encourages families to gather around the table to share fun times over delicious Latin-inspired meals. Sierra Mist Natural is the only lemon-lime soda made with real sugar and 100% natural flavors so that nothing gets in the way of the lemon-lime taste. The crisp, clean, lemon-lime taste of Sierra Mist Natural is the perfect compliment to any meal. Chef expressed that Sierra Mist Natural is the only soda he allows in his home.
Chef Aarón joked around with us, cooked for us, and really made us feel at home. His dishes are enticing and delicious. He really shows you his roots and style in his cooking. A skilled and passionate professional, Aarón shared that with hard work and sacrifice anything is possible. That if even 80% of his dishes taste as good as his abuelita’s, he’s very happy.
Here’s what I ate:
Chef Aarón Sánchez and I:
Aaron Sanchez is the Food Newtork star of Chefs vs. City, Heat Seekers, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Chopped, and Chopped All-Stars. He is the owner and executive checf of Centrico, located in Manhattan, as well as the culinary face behind Tacombi. He is the son of celebrated Mexican cooking authority Zarela Martinez, and his passion, commitment, and skils have placed him among the country’s leading contemporary Latin chefs. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, singer/songwriter Ife Sanchez Mora, and their two children.
Make sure to visit Sierra Mist Natural on Facebook – you can find the recipes to all of the delish food pictured above there.
Also, be sure to stay tuned for an exclusive recipe and giveaway sponsored by Sierra Mist Natural! You’re going to love it!
What’s you favorite meal to comer juntos/eat together as a family?
Disclosure: This was not a sponsored post. I was provided with lunch at an exclusive meet and greet with Chef Aarón Sánchez. A gift bag was also provided. All opinions are my own.