Rafael Palomino Restaurant Group

Whether he’s in the kitchen, penning his cookbooks—or working the stove in one of his several establishments, Palomino is the consummate creator, and astute businessman. Keenly aware of flavors people love and crave, Colombian-born Chef Palomino draws from his childhood in Bogotá, his younger years in New York City—alongside such culinary legends as Larry Forgione and Charlie Palmer—as well as his time in France, with Michel Guèrard in Eugènie-les-Bains. Today his many restaurants—his menus and his success—represent the culmination of his artistry and business savvy; he knows food, and he knows how people relish their dining experiences.

These days, in between scribing cookbooks (he’s got five published to date: Bistro Latino, Viva la Vida, Nueva Salsa, Fiesta Latina and Latin Grill!) and teaching cooking classes, Chef Rafael Palomino is an active participant in all of his restaurants, which currently span three states and many miles!  In addition to Palomino in Larchmont, he also has Sonora in Port Chester, NY. Chef Rafael also boasts ownership of three in PA (Mesa Modern Mexican in Easton, and Tapas on Main in Bethlehem, & Cachette in Bethlehem), and two in Connecticut (Pacífico in New Haven, and Bistro Latino in Greenwich), and more in the works!

Chef Rafael Palomino is living testament to his own motto, “If you dream it, you can live it!” Open any of his cookbooks, or enter any of his establishments, and you’ll soon see—and taste—the successful combination of Palomino-style ingredients.

Fiesta Latina

FIESTA LATINA

FABULOUS FOOD FOR SIZZLING PARTIES

BY RAFAEL PALOMINO & ARLEN GARGAGLIANO

bistro-latino

BISTRO LATINO

HOME COOKING FIRED UP WITH THE FLAVORS OF LATIN AMERICA

BY RAFAEL PALOMINO & JULIA MOSKIN

latin-grill

LATIN GRILL

SULTRY & SIMPLE FOOD FOR RED-HOT GATHERINGS

BY RAFAEL PALOMINO & DAN GOLDBERG

nueva-salsa

NUEVA SALSA

RECIPES TO SPICE IT UP

BY RAFAEL PALOMINO & ARLEN GARGAGLIANO

viva-la-vida

VIVA LA VIDA

RECIPES FORFABULOUS FIESTAS

BY RAFAEL PALOMINO & ARLEN GARGAGLIANO