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Chef Yun Fuentes - Alma de Cuba, 1623 Walnut Street, (215) 988-1799, almadecubarestaurant.comChef Yun Fuentes - Alma de Cuba, 1623 Walnut Street, (215) 988-1799, almadecubarestaurant.com


ChefChefAfter cutting his teeth on his home turf of Puerto Rico, where he cooked in kitchens throughout Old San Juan, Fuentes moved to New York City, learning under chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and working for free in two of Daniel Boulud's kitchens to hone his culinary chops. The former chef de cuisine at Jose Garces' Tinto and Village Whiskey has found a home at Stephen Starr's long-running Alma de Cuba, executing executive chef Douglas Rodriguez's exacting vision of Nuevo Latino cuisine. These days include everything from innovative ceviches to creative spins on classic rustic Cuban dishes like vaca frita and Lechon Asado.

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