Chef Jorge Espinoza -: Scarpetta, Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, (215) 558-4199, scarpettarestaurants.com/philadelphia
Though Mexican by heritage, Espinoza’s true passion lies in Italian cuisine, a butcher turned high-end chef; Espinoza grew up in Queretaro, learning the cuisine from his parents, both excellent cooks. He began his stateside cooking career in New York City, eventually linking up with chef Scott Conant in 2003. Along with Antonello Paganuzzi, they would open the first location of Scarpetta in 2008, an imprint that would eventually expand to multiple cities, including Philadelphia, in 2016.
Scarpetta Philadelphia on Rittenhouse Square - Scarpetta, an LDV Hospitality restaurant, has four already established and thriving elegant Italian dining locations in Montauk, New York City, Miami Las Vegas, bringing the fifth to Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square.
Philadelphia's Latino Chefs & restaurateurs - Philly's national reputation as a thriving, open-to-all city extends to its flourishing culinary scene, which features many executive chefs of Latin descent. From nationally renowned luminaries with multiple successful restaurants (Jose Garces, Guillermo Pernot) to upstarts making a solid name for themselves here (Jezabel Careaga, Adan Trinidad, Cristina Martinez), these talented chefs come from all over Latin America, the Caribbean, and South America, bringing a highly diverse set of flavors and traditions to the communal table
7 Facts About Philadelphia's Latino Community - Philly honors Hispanic Culture thought the year with food, fun, and fiestas. Revelers can catch the Latino spirit at the Mexican Independence Day Festival on Penn’s Landing and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Thought the year, arts and culture lovers have more to look forward to the such as last years opening of the El Corazon Cultural Center in El Centro de Oro and the North American debut of the exhibition Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.