At the heart of Latin cooking is FLAVOR. Beginning early next month, a new food truck serving up the Sabor’a Street (translated “Flavor of the Street”) will join the growing roaming culinary scene in Washington, DC, barring regulatory delays.
The Sabor’a Street food truck is the vision of husband-and-wife team, Jorge Pimentel and Christine Sarapu. She’s a practicing lawyer, while he has spent the last five years since immigrating to the US from the Dominican Republic working his way up the ranks in some of DC’s most flavorful kitchens, including Mark & Orlando’s, Masa 14 and Commonwealth.
Chef Pimentel sees his roving restaurant as a “less restrictive” alternative to a traditional brick and mortar establishment that will allow him to change things up – from what he sees out the window each day to what he whips up in his compact kitchen. His Latin-inspired street food will include his interpretation of staples from the Caribbean, Latin America and Spain, including tacos, arepas and more. He plans to source his ingredients from farmers markets, small sustainable producers, and even his own garden. The final menu is still in the works.
Follow Sabor’a Street’s progress on Twitter (@saborastreet) and Facebook at www.facebook.com/saborastreet. The website - www.saborastreet.com - is currently under construction.