Picture high heels, sexy women, handsome hombres, salsa music, exotic cocktails and irresistible food. Playful and practical, Latin Chic follows effervescent journalists Carolina Buia (Venezuelan) and Isabel González (Cuban-American) as they host parties in fabulous locations across Latin America.
Each chapter offers cocktails, drinks, and tapas, or full-course menus. The recipes are simple to prepare and go beyond the familiar mojitos or chicken quesadillas. Latin Chic also delivers clever tips on décor—from colorful and inexpensive Loteria cards as placeholders, to decorating tables and rooms with dahlias, bougainvilleas, and nasturtiums.The fashions of top Latin designers enhance the elegance of the men and women partying in these pages. And since no party is complete without a good soundtrack, the Latin Chic gals suggest music ranging from emotionally charged La Lupe to the samba-jazzy tunes of Brazil’s Bebel Gilberto, and the funkadelic Venezuelan group Amigos Invicibles.
So, slip on those Edmundo Castillo heels, nibble on a black bean crepe, raise your coconut martinis and get your groove on with some reggaeton. Let the Latin Chic celebrations begin!