"Grab a glass of wine, sit on your favorite couch, and get ready to embark on a great culinary tale..." -- Thomas Keller, Chef and author, The French Laundry Cookbook
About the Author
Rafael Antonio Nazario was at the forefront of the California culinary revolution in the early 80's as the much-lauded chef and creative force of Hugo's, one of the pioneer restaurants that featured gourmet take-out and a fine foods market. Clientele included the rich and famous as well as many of Los Angeles' top chefs, W. Puck, Mark Peel, Joaquim Splichal, et al. He left cooking to pursue other interests, only to reappear as one of L.A.s premiere wine and spirits consultants at Tony Bill's and [the late] Dudley Moore's fabled 72 Market St., in Venice, California where he was also the resident pianist.
He has released the critically acclaimed CD "Patria Añorada" (Amazon ISBN 673627073025) a collection of original songs encompassing a variety of Latin music genres, a CD which Rafael not only wrote and composed, but also produced and arranged.