Sonora in Port Chester’s Must Try Dish: Vegetarian Empanadas


Rafael Palomino’s dishes span culinary influences, but always remain fresh and interesting.  The vegetarian empanadas at Sonora in Port Chester are Peruvian inspired, plump with roasted eggplant, goat cheese and quinoa, and served on a sleek swipe of chocolate vinaigrette. The easy-to-share starter is one of those inspired flavor combinations that works perfectly, despite its seeming incongruity.

Palomino is a restaurateur, cookbook author, caterer and a master of Nuevo Latino cuisine, a style of cooking that blends Latin ingredients with classic techniques and puts a modern spin on both.

Sonora, 179 Rectory St., Port Chester. 914-933-0200, Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for lunch; 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for dinner, until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday for brunch.




About Author

Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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